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Crisis Intervention Team - Adult

Type Of Service

Crisis Intervention

Program Description

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).

Access Information

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."

Additional Information

  • Program Cost: No
  • Additional Cost: No
  • Gender: All
  • Age: 19 and up
  • Catchment: Counties: Durham
  • Fully Accessible
  • Languages: English, Interpretation Services
  • Virtual Service: No


Oshawa Hospital


4A & 4C

1 Hospital Court


Operated By

Lakeridge Health Corporation


Emergency Room Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday : Open 24 hours

Referral Contact Information

Phone: 905-721-4747