Outpatient Assessment and Treatment

Assessment and short term therapy services for adults (16+) with severe and persistent mental illness are provided by Psychiatrists, a Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Social Workers, and an Occupational Therapist. Referral from a Family Physician is required. Access MHA referral form.



Inpatient Unit

The QCH Mental Health Inpatient Unit is a Schedule 1 facility under the Mental Health Act with 24 beds for acute treatment of adult persons with mental disorders. Care is provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of Psychiatrists, Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapist, Recreation Therapist, and a General Practitioner.



Day Treatment Program

The One Step Transitional Day Treatment Program is an eight week group program designed to support people taking steps towards transitioning from the hospital to the community. The program focuses on stabilization, recovery and growth, promoting the use of skills to improve individuals’ functioning and connection to social supports. The program is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that includes a registered nurse, social worker, occupational therapist and recreation therapist.

Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 65 years old, and attend four days per week (Monday to Thursday) for two hours per day for eight weeks. Referrals will only be accepted by a QCH psychiatrist and individuals must be followed by a QCH psychiatrist for the duration of their participation in the One Step program.



Emergency Consultation

Psychiatrists provide 24/7 service to QCH’s Emergency Department and participate in the rotation for urgent consultation for the region for the CritiCall program.



Consultation Liaison

Psychiatrists provide 24/7 consultation service to other inpatient units (provided by the on call psychiatrist off hours for urgent requests).



Outreach Clinic

Psychiatrists provide telemedicine clinics to Arnprior Regional Health and Carleton Place District & Memorial Hospital for consultation, assessment, and follow up.




All disciplines are involved in providing clinical placements for students/residents from various academic institutions.


Community Links

The program has numerous linkages with community partners and representation on regional groups including the Champlain Mental Health Inter-hospital Committee and the Transitional Youth to Adult Steering Committee. The QCH Mental Health Program is a partner in the Recovery Connections Program through which peer and family support workers provide support to people in hospital experiencing mental health and/or substance use issues and their family and friends.

Some community resources are:
24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Line
613-722-6914 [within Ottawa]
1-866-966-0991 [Champlain LHIIN/outside Ottawa]
Youth Services Bureau 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775

Mental Health Crisis Line
Mental Health Services in your community
Community Information Centre
Health Services in the Champlain LHIN



If you are in a life threatening situation or in immediate danger, call 911.