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Ottawa Hospital (The)

Site: Ottawa - No Physical Address

Service: Psychiatric Emergency Services

Alternate Name OCR ; The Ottawa Hospital
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Mailing Address Box 400 
The Ottawa Hospital 
1053 Carling Ave 
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description and Services
Description (Service) Specialized service for individuals suffering from a psychiatric illness and who are in crisis * located within the Emergency Department at each of the Civic and General campuses of The Ottawa Hospital * team composed of nurses, social workers, residents, staff psychiatrists and other mental health professionals 
Services: psychiatric assessments * expedites the care of psychiatric patients in the emergency department * ensures a liaison between inpatient psychiatric services, the emergency department and appropriate community resources * avoids unnecessary admissions to inpatient psychiatry by using available and appropriate community resources * provides an educational service to community clinics, mental health clinics, consumer groups and the health care team at the Ottawa Hospital
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Frontenac County ; Hastings County ; Lanark County ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Prince Edward County ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Individuals 16 years and older having a psychiatric emergency, but otherwise medically stable, requiring assessment by psychiatry staff
Application Referrals accepted from Ottawa Hospital emergency room physicians * direct referrals from other physicians may be accepted, in certain circumstances; these physicians must contact the emergency room psychiatrist on-call to determine if a patient will be accepted
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - Covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan
Service Categories In Person Crisis Intervention ; Mental Health Evaluation ; Psychiatric Case Management ; Psychiatric Emergency Room Care
Waiting List Yes, waiting times may vary as clients are seen according to levels of urgency as determined by the Emergency Department at the time.
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-798-5555
Toll Free Phone 1-866-996-0991
Crisis Phone Mental Health Crisis Line 613-722-6914
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Other Details
Established Amalgamation of 3 hospitals in 1998; Program: 2000
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health * Ministry of Long-Term Care ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 86904 2747 RR0001
Elections The Board of Governors is appointed.
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, by Accreditation Canada

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