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Emergency Department Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Emergency Department

  • Provides 24 hour/7 days per week emergency assessment and treatment for adults with mental health and substance use issues.
  • Provides extended observation, assessment and treatment services to adults assessed in the Emergency Service or those who are awaiting an inpatient bed.
  • Works collaboratively with other hospital emergency and community mental health services to achieve client-centred care.

Referral Required: No. However, if a client is referred, any information which can be provided by the referring source is appreciated.

Contact: (416) 979-6885 (The Emergency Services do not provide crisis counseling or general information over the phone. For emergencies you may call TeleHealth: 1-866-797-0000 and TTY is 1-800-387-5559; call 911; or proceed to your nearest Emergency Room)

Contact: Kristen Cleary, Manager – (416) 535-8501 ext 36336

Location: College Street site, 250 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

Renovation Update:
CAMH is renovating and expanding its Emergency Department and Emergency Assessment Unit. Construction to CAMH’s old auditorium has been occurring since April 2013 to transform this space into part of overall finished ED and EAU area.  Between April 26, 2014 and the end of August 2014 we will start Phase 2 of construction.

This renovation is a response to the exponential growth in the need for emergency psychiatric services that our sector has experienced over the last few years.  This renovation will double the space of CAMH`s Emergency Department, and replace an outmoded ED with therapeutic spaces that are safe, efficient and designed for high quality interprofessional care.

CAMH`s ED and EAU will continue to operate throughout the four-month renovation project. CAMH has prepared a renovation plan that will minimize the disruption caused by the construction.

During the four month renovation period people coming to the CAMH Emergency Department may experience longer than normal wait times.  Everyone presenting to our Emergency Department will receive the services they require.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation while we endeavor to minimize the disruption to patients, families, staff and the community during the April-August renovation period.  We look forward to welcoming you at the end of the summer to a newly renovated and expanded CAMH Emergency Department that will enable us to care for more patients in a more efficient, safe and therapeutic environment.​


 Related Information

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
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