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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at Southlake Regional Health Centre include:
  • Child and Family Clinic for Specialized Mental Health Services
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health In Patient Unit
  • Day Hospital Program
  • Disruptive Behaviours Program
  • Eating Disorders Program
  • Urgent Clinic
Child and Family Clinic for Specialized Mental Health Services
The Child  and Family Clinic is a regional out-patient service for children up to 18 years of age who live in York Region. Referrals from physicians and secondary service providers (with the knowledge and agreement of their family physician) are accepted for children and adolescents with severe mental health difficulties and their families.

The Child and Family Clinic provides psychiatric assessments for all referrals followed by intensive psychotherapy services for patients based on those psychiatric consultations. The clinic is staffed by a team of Child Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychological Associates and Social Workers. Referral sources are kept involved in their clients’ treatment, and will assume clinical responsibility for the patients upon their discharge.

For more Information, please contact:
Telephone: 905-895-4521, ext. 2976
Fax: 905-830-5977

Child and Adolescent In-Patient Unit
The Child and Adolescent In-Patient Unit consists of 7 secure beds dedicated to children and adolescents under the age of 18 who live anywhere in York Region. The focus of the unit is short-term assessment and crisis stabilization for children and adolescents presenting with severe and acute mental health disorders. This in-patient unit is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of Child Psychiatrists, Social Worker, Child and Youth Counselors and Nurses. The unit also provides 24/7 coverage to the Hospital's Emergency Department for assessment of crisis presentations.

Day Hospital Program
The Day Hospital Program serves youth from 14 to 18 years of age who live in York Region. The program provides services for clients with severe psychiatric disorders which are hindering their ability to function in certain areas of their life. The Day Hospital Program receives internal referrals from other Southlake Child and Adolescent Mental Health Programs or external referrals made by the family’s physician.
The program is approximately 24 weeks in duration and clients attend:

Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The program offers an 8-space specialized Care and Treatment classroom and intensive psychotherapy services provided by a multidisciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Child and Youth Counselors, Social Workers, Transition Workers, and a Special Education Teacher from the York Region District School Board. Treatments are integrated throughout the school day and are drawn from both group and family therapy models.

For more Information, please contact:
Telephone: 905-895-4521, ext. 2976
Fax: 905-830-5977

Disruptive Behaviours Program
The Disruptive Behaviours Program is an out-patient program that serves children and adolescents between six and 18 years of age living in York Region. Types of problems addressed include moderate to severe disruptive behaviours, oppositional defiance, explosiveness, and early conduct problems. Services provided are short-term, strength-based and solution-focused. Treatment options include consultative assessment, pharmacotherapy, and brief intensive psychosocial treatment. It is expected that families or guardians are motivated to participate in the assessment and treatment processes. Referrals are accepted from physicians or by agencies providing service with the knowledge and agreement of the family’s physician.

For more information, please contact:
Telephone: 905-895-4521, ext. 2976
Fax: 905-830-5977

Eating Disorders
Click here for information on the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program.


Urgent Clinic
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Department provides some short-term crisis intervention services (maximum of 4 sessions) for clients who have presented in a mental health crisis to the Emergency Department and require follow-up outpatient services. Referrals to the Urgent Clinic are made only for those patients without active clinical services in the community by the Crisis Worker in the Emergency Department.
Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario   L3Y 2P9
Tel: 905-895-4521   |   TTY: 905-952-3062
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