The team provides assessments for individuals experiencing acute emotional and psychological difficulties. Clients are first assessed by the emergency department and then referred immediately to the Crisis Intervention Team, including a psychiatrist. Individuals often arrive with the police, a community mental health worker and/or a family member. Most clients are discharged with referrals and information regarding community supports, while others (one quarter) may be admitted to the Inpatient Mental Health Program. Involuntary and voluntary clients are both appropriate. Model of service is medical. Average length is typically a single session (one to two hours).
Program continues to operate.
Hospital-based. Clients proceed to the emergency department to be medically assessed, then are referred immediately to the Crisis Intervention Team. Community physicians can also deem clients "medically stable."
- Program Cost: No
- Additional Cost: No
- Gender: All
- Age: 19 to 99 years of age.
- Catchment: Counties: (Durham)
- Wheelchair Access: Yes
- Languages: English, Interpretation Services
4A & 4C
1 Hospital Court
Lakeridge Health Corporation
Emergency Room Hours: Open 24/7