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.

Organization's Current Reported COVID-19 Response

COVID-19: We require patients to call 613-722-6521, ext. 6508. if they are seeking services or prior to returning for follow-up.

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
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Thursday 0000-2400
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Sunday 0000-2400

Minimal programming on weekends.