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If this is an emergency, dial 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room. Click here for directions to the SickKids Emergency Department if this is the closest location for you.

 

If you need urgent help but don’t need to go to a hospital emergency room, click here for Crisis Centres.

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Community Mental Health

How to Get Help

Community Mental Health

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The first step in getting the mental health treatment and support you need is a simple phone call away. If this is not an emergency and you don’t require urgent help, then check out How to Access Services (on this page, below). Whether you’re a parent, guardian, or youth – aged 12 years or older, our intake counsellors will be pleased to speak with you. And if you’re a referring professional, you’ll also find relevant information.

If this is an emergency, dial 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room. Click here for directions to the SickKids Emergency Department if this is the closest location for you.

If you need urgent help but don’t need to go to a hospital emergency room, click here for Crisis Centres.

How to Access Services

For Parents and Guardians

Please call our Intake department at 416-924-1164, ext. 8708 to discuss service options for your family.
 
You can also access our Individual and Family Services through Toronto’s central point of access for children’s mental health Mental Health T.O. and our Intensive Services for Children or Intensive Services for Youth through Centralized Access to Residential Services (C.A.R.S.) at 416-482-7884


For Children and Youth

We encourage you to call us and speak to one of our intake workers – please call 416-924-1164, ext. 8708
 
You do not need permission or consent from a parent or guardian to contact us if you are 12 years of age or older. 
 
All of our services are free, and unless we are concerned about your safety or someone else’s, any conversation you have with SickKids CCMH staff will be kept confidential.


For professionals referring to SickKids CCMH

Any professional can start the referral process as long as the family has consented. Call our intake department at 416-924-1164, ext. 8708.

Physicians: If you wish to share patient/client history, please download and print the referral form for physicians. Fax the completed form to 416-373-2003, Attn: Health Records.


Other Services

SickKids CCMH is part of the SickKids mental health continuum of services including hospital services and the TeleLink Mental Health Program, which offers both urban and rural telepsychiatry virtual services

To arrange a referral to hospital outpatient services, call the Mental Health Access Program at 416-813-7005.

For inquiries concerning services in the TeleLink Mental Health Program, call 1-877-507-7301.

For information regarding all Toronto child and youth mental health services, visit mentalhealthTO.ca.