Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit (CAIP)

Type of Service


Program Description

This unit has a mandate to assess, stabilize and treat serious and acute psychiatric conditions including dual diagnosis for children. A Child Psychiatrist provides coverage to the Child and Adolescent In-Patient Program, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Model of service is inpatient hospitalization and program is structured using a cognitive behavioural approach. Average program length is seven days.

Program Restricted To


Access Information

Individuals should present in person to the Emergency Department.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 6 to 17 years of age.
Catchment LHINs: (Waterloo Wellington)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

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