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Addictions Services Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Concurrent Addictions Inpatient Treatment Service (CAITS)

The Concurrent Addiction Inpatient Treatment Service (CAITS) is being reconfigured from a 21-day residential treatment service to a medically managed, intensive inpatient treatment service for clients needing stabilization of addiction and concurrent mental health disorders. The new service is intended to prepare clients for further treatment at CAMH or in the community. The changes to the service will go into effect by November 2016.

The new CAITS will provide addiction assessment and intervention through an interprofessional team composed of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered practical nurses, social workers and other therapists. Unlike the previous service, clients will be admitted for a maximum of 10-14 days, have access to evening and weekend programming (as well as day programming), and will be supported by a significantly improved staff-to-patient ratio. 

The new CAITS service will work on a referral basis, receiving referrals from CAMH’s Medical Withdrawal Service or other appropriate CAMH services, and from withdrawal management and residential treatment services in the community. Unlike the former 21-day residential service, the new CAITS will offer continuous admissions based on clinical need and will not have a wait list.

NOTE: Clients needing a residential treatment program can be booked for an assessment with The Metro Addiction Assessment Referral Services (MAARS) through Access CAMH and be referred to community-based addition residential treatment. Clients experiencing acute withdrawal should contact Access CAMH at 416 535-8501 press 2, or Central Access  available 24/7 at 1-866-366-9513.

More information about CAITS is available here.

Referral Required: YES, from medical withdrawal services, inpatient and community based withdrawal management and residential treatment services

Location: 40 and 50 White Squirrel Way (on CAMH’s Queen Street Site, just west of Queen St. W. & Ossington Avenue intersection).

 

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