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).

Organization's Current Reported COVID-19 Response

Program continues to operate.

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."

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 905-721-4747

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 19 and up
Catchment Counties: (Durham)
Wheelchair Access Yes


English Interpretation Services


Emergency Room Hours

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