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Geriatric Mental Health Services Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Geriatric Mental Health Services

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.


Inpatient Services:

The focus of Inpatient Services is acute stabilization of symptoms and active treatment utilizing interprofessional approaches that integrate mental health and addictions with geriatric perspectives.

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 process

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 Ossington Avenue
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