Geriatric Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa (GPCSO)

Type of Service

Case Management/Supportive Counselling & Services - Mental Health

Program Description

We serve clients over the age of 65 with mental health problems such as; depression, anxiety, psychosis, grief or caregiver stress, or those suffering from dementia complicated by behavioural and psychological symptoms. We also accept referrals for individuals under the age of 65 with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's, dementia or frontal temporal dementias complicated by behavioural or psychological symptoms. We have a holistic approach that includes treating the client and his/her support network. The person must be residing in the Ottawa area and referred by a physical (exceptions are made on a case by case basis). We provide individualized assessment and treatment in client's home including retirement homes. Counselling, support and education are offered to caregivers. Our staff includes geriatric psychiatrics, nurses, social workers and occupational therapists and a psycho-geriatric resource consultant. CBT group offered for clients and a mindfulness group is offered for caregivers.

Access Information

All referrals are processed through central intake. The referrals are received by fax or mail with recent investigative reports and laboratory work. In all cases we will work in collaboration with the client's family physician and any other agencies involved with the client. A consultation with our geriatric psychiatrist will be scheduled by the medical secretary.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 613-562-9777 ext. 5239
Fax 613-562-0259

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 65 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Ottawa)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed

Application Referral Forms


English French Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0830-1630
Tuesday 0830-1630
Wednesday 0830-1630
Thursday 0830-1630
Friday 0830-1630