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