PROGRAM UPDATE: Please note that the Concurrent Youth Unit (CYU) program is currently not accepting patients due to system pressures from COVID-19 and staff shortages. Work is ongoing to re-open the program as soon as possible to CAMH patients. Young people experiencing concurrent disorders can still receive service through ACCESS CAMH or the CAMH Emergency Department.
- Intended For
Youth – 14 to 18 years old.
- Referral Requirements:
Self-referral and or physician hospital community agency school referral accepted
Queen Street Site - 80 Workman Way
- Contact Phone Number:
Access CAMH: 416 535-8501, press 2
- More Contact Details:
ext. 39370 (Youth Inpatient Intake Line) | Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
Types of Treatment and Services Offered
The Concurrent Youth Unit (CYU) is a full-service inpatient hospital program dedicated to the clinical care of youth, 14 to 18 years old, who require voluntary or involuntary inpatient treatment for "concurrent disorders": a moderate to severe addiction to substances and accompanying mental health challenges. This unit is the first of its kind in Canada and is a provincial service.
We are dedicated to serving both the youth in our care and their families. Our interprofessional team, cross-trained in mental illness including addictions, provides intensive and individualized treatment, including medical withdrawal management, medication implementation and optimization, dialectical behaviour therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy. Group, family, and individual therapies, academic support and aftercare are considered a critical part of an inpatient stay in the CYU.