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Grand River Hospital

835 King St. West, Kitchener, ON, N2G 1G3 | Phone: 519-742-3611 |

For psychiatric emergencies, come to GRH Emergency Dept.  GRH provides mental health and addictions assessments 24 hours a day in the Emergency Department. For urgent or non-urgent psychiatric services contact Central Access for Psychiatry at (519) 749-4310.

Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program (CAIP):

  • The child and adolescent program is a twelve bed, short-stay inpatient unit for children and adolescents up to  and including 18 years of age with an average length of stay of five days
  • Also the unit offers a Psychiatric Intensive Care Area to provide increased observation and a lower stimulus environment
  • The CAIP team works together with the patient and family to assess and stabilize psychiatric symptoms; engage the person in treatment and to develop a plan for further care upon discharge.

 Outpatient Services:


There is a service for professionals and family doctors to access quick referrals toGrand RiverHospitalmental health services.

Preschool Diagnostic and Treatment Services

Preschool diagnostic services provide early identification, assessment, consultation and treatment services for children and their families between the ages of 2 and 5, who are experiencing behavioural, emotional, and developmental difficulties. Referrals need to go through Front Door prior to coming toGrand RiverHospital

Child and Family

The Child and Family Centre’s multidisciplinary team provides assessments, consultations and treatment for children from birth to 12 years of age who are experiencing complex problems that impact their social, emotional, learning and behaviour functions. The centre works with parents, schools, and community services to develop a plan based on the child’s needs and strengths and focusing on skill development, coping strategies and symptom management. Ext. 2629

Adolescent Team Outpatient Services

The adolescent team’s multidisciplinary staff provides mental health assessment, consultation and treatment for adolescents between 12 and 19 years of age with suspected or confirmed severe or complicated psychiatric diagnosis.

Young Adult Program (YAP)

The Young Adult Program is an intervention program for young adults ages 16 to 21 with mental health problems that have seriously impacted their functioning. The program runs on a daily basis, including a therapeutic classroom placement, group based intervention, and individual and family based treatment with a focus on social, emotional and academic issues that have made learning in a regular school setting difficult. Location: 850 King St. across from the hospital.

Privacy Concerns

Patients, parents/legal guardians or substitute decision makers are given a “privacy code” number which they may share with a couple of people to serve as family spokespeople. When friends or family call they will be asked for the patient name and privacy code number. This lets staff know that you have permission to share general health information about your family member.