The Geriatric Mental Health Services (GMHS)
of the Underserved Populations Program is dedicated to the provision of
specialized, interprofessional assessment, treatment, consultation and
follow-up services to older persons with mental health and addiction issues.
The service accepts referrals of clients 65 years of age and older, with those
aged 60 to 64 considered on a case-by-case basis. To access services, a
doctor’s referral is not necessary, but is preferred.
The focus of Inpatient Services is acute
stabilization of symptoms and active treatment utilizing interprofessional
approaches that integrate mental health and addictions with geriatric
There are two Geriatric Admission Units,
GAU-A and GAU-B, located in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre with a total
of 48 inpatient beds: GAU-A (2nd floor) is a 23-bed unit and GAU-B (3rd floor)
has 25 beds. Both floors have a mix of acute and medium-stay clients.
Client who require an admission to an
inpatient bed are generally triaged through our Central Intake Service and then
admitted to an available bed.
Referral Required: yes. Inpatient
admissions and transfers are processed through the Geriatric Mental Health
Service Central Intake and Referral Service at 416-535-8501, ext. 31942
Geriatric Outpatient Services - PACE
The clinics at PACE provide evidence-based
assessment and psychogeriatric consultation for clients over age 60
experiencing impairments related to mood, psychotic and memory disorders.
Examples of these conditions include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and
dementia. Other concerns related to grief or concurrent addiction issues
can also be addressed.
Community-based outreach teams also provide
a range of services to seniors in long-term care homes and occasionally their
home environment in the Greater Toronto and Peel areas.
The clinics also provide consultation to
community agencies; advocacy, education and support to the clients' family
members; and community education.
For more information about PACE, please
contact Access CAMH at 416-535-8501 (press #2). Referrals can be faxed to
416-979-6815 using the referral form below. Please clearly indicate the
reason for the referral and any existing diagnoses to expedite the referral
CAMH Referral Form (PDF)
Referral Required: No, but preferred
For registered PACE clients
Contact: (416) 535-8501, ext. 33305 --
Location: 1st floor, Labatt Wing, Intergenerational
Wellness Centre, 80 Workman Way, Queen Street Site between Shaw Street and