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Access CAMH Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Access CAMH

Are you interested in accessing services from CAMH?

Access CAMH provides centralized information, intake and scheduling for most services at the hospital, serving patients, family members, physicians, community health providers, and other stakeholders.

Call Access CAMH for:

  • mental health and addictions information
  • eligibility requirements and instructions on making a referral to CAMH
  • to refer yourself for addictions services. Most patients looking for help with drugs, alcohol or other addictions will be scheduled for their first appointment in one call.

Call Access CAMH at (416) 535-8501 and select option 2.

We have interpreters available to assist callers to communicating in their language of choice.

Phone lines are typically answered live Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

Please note that we do not provide crisis counselling over the phone. In the event of an emergency, please visit the nearest Emergency Department or call 911.

How to Access Services at CAMH

Addiction Services

For most addictions services, patients can self-refer by calling Access CAMH at (416) 535-8501 (select option 2). Family members and friends may also contact this number if they are concerned about a loved one’s mental health or substance use.

Mental Health Services

Many CAMH services require a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner.  Please visit for the CAMH referral form and instructions. Clearly indicating the reason for your referral – and attaching any relevant materials as listed in the instructions – will help Access CAMH process your request.

Please submit referrals to Access CAMH via our fax number: (416) 979-6815.

Important Resources

Community Resources

CAMH Switchboard 416-535-8501
CAMH General Information Toronto: 416-595-6111 Toll Free: 1-800-463-6273
Connex Ontario Help Lines
Queen St.
1001 Queen St. W
Toronto, ON
M6J 1H4
Russell St.
33 Russell St.
Toronto, ON
M5S 2S1
College St.
250 College St.
Toronto, ON
M5T 1R8
Eight offices across Ontario