Assessment and Stabilization Unit (ASU)

Type of Service

Residential Medical Withdrawal Management Inpatient Short-Term

Program Description

The Assessment and Stabilization Unit is a 12 bed short stay inpatient unit located on the 2nd floor of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre where clients with a substance problem are admitted for assessment, medically supervised detoxification and stabilization. This program is suitable for clients with severe alcohol use disorders who require a medically supervised detox or for clients who have been unable to stabilize on opioid agonist therapy (methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone) in the community.

Access Information

Referrals are typically accepted through the Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic or through triage.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 613-722-6521 ext. 6158

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 and up
Catchment Ontario
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Abstinence required


English French


Main Hours

Monday 0000-2400
Tuesday 0000-2400
Wednesday 0000-2400
Thursday 0000-2400
Friday 0000-2400
Saturday 0000-2400
Sunday 0000-2400

Minimal programming on weekends.