provides high quality, client-centred care to meet the diverse needs of people
facing addiction and mental health challenges at different stages of their
lives and illnesses-- from children to adults to seniors. Clinical services
include assessment, brief interventions, inpatient/ residential programs, day
hospital services, continuing care, outpatient/ambulatory services, and family
have a question about CAMH’s treatment programs call (416) 595-6111 (within Toronto) or
1-800-463-6273 (toll free).
care programs at CAMH:
CAMH now has a four-program clinical
structure. Created around care
pathways based on the clinical and social needs of our clients-– rather than on
their diagnosis-- our structure reflects the acuity and complexity of the
patient’s clinical needs.
This clinical structure was created to improve access into care and
transitions back into the community for our clients, and to better integrate
mental illness and addiction treatment.
Access & Transitions Program: Consolidates entry points into CAMH,
aligning the Emergency Department along with crisis clinic entry points to
reduce delays in accessing services. Also addresses patient flow to benefit the
clients of all programs. The result -- a CAMH that’s more transparent, understandable
and accountable to all our stakeholders.
Complex Mental Illness Program: Services specializing in clients with
serious and persistent mental illness, including Schizophrenia and Forensics, are
under common leadership with those units for clients needing highly acute care
Ambulatory and Structured Treatments Program: Provides care for clients whose treatments are largely delivered on an
outpatient or a scheduled basis such as in Addictions, Mood and Anxiety, and Women’s
services, including structured treatments such as our 28-day programs or
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Underserved Populations Program: Serves smaller,
strategic populations and develops partnerships and initiatives for children
and youth, seniors and people with dual diagnosis (i.e. both a developmental
delay and mental health problem).
Clinical Leadership Team: Our leadership structure provides focused roles and accountability for
clinical care while supporting opportunities for research, learning, and