Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit (CAMHU)

Type of Service


Program Description

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit (CAMHU) is an acute care unit for youth who are 17 years of age or younger who are in acute psychiatric distress. Working in collaboration with Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, this 4 bed unit provides in-patient treatment to adolescents at risk of harming themselves or others, or struggling with acute symptoms of mental illness.

Access Information

Youth requiring a psychiatric admission can speak with their family physician, call the crisis line, speak with their school nurse, or present to their local emergency department.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Toll-Free 888-340-3003

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 0 to 17 years of age.
Catchment Counties: (Cochrane)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Abstinence required


English French Interpretation Services


Main Hours

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