Update to phone lines at our Birchmount and General Hospitals: If calling through Birchmount main line (416-495-2400), add “7” when dialing an extension. If calling through General main line (416-438-2911), add “8” when dialing an extension.

Adult Inpatient Mental Health

Inpatient Mental Health provides a full range of mental health care services to individuals living with mental illness and who require hospitalization. Our interprofessional team provides inpatient care at our Birchmount and Centenary hospitals.

What We Offer

  • A patient/family-centred approach to care
  • A collaborative interprofessional team approach to care planning and treatment
  • A strong commitment to ensuring access to services is simple and effective for Scarborough’s diverse population
  • Psychiatric intensive care
  • Seniors’ mental health
  • Adult acute mental health

Acute Inpatient Unit

The acute inpatient unit offers assessment and treatment for individuals over the age of 18 who are experiencing mental health issues that cannot be treated safely on an outpatient basis. Part of the acute mental health unit includes a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Download the PICU brochure.

Clinical Liaison

Consultation and liaison services are offered to medical and surgical inpatients at both the Birchmount and General hospitals. If there is evidence that a medical or surgical patient may be experiencing a mental health issue, the medical/surgical treatment team may request a consultation with a psychiatrist and follow-up from a mental health care clinician.

This program is expanding to include group therapy, in addition to the individual therapy already available, for patients receiving care in the Chronic Disease Management and Cancer Care programs.

Medical Psychiatry Unit

The medical psychiatry unit offers assessment and treatment for individuals over the age of 18 who have both mental health and medical issues and require active treatment. Inpatient treatment includes direct interaction with nurses and allied health team members, family meetings, group therapy, and medication management.