The Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Thunder Bay Regional
Health Sciences Centre is an 8 bed unit designed to meet the
needs of youth with severe mental health issues who require
hospitalization. The focus of care is Patient and Family Centred
Care and youth and their families are at the heart of everything
we do. The unit offers an assessment, stabilization and brief
treatment. The Unit provides a safe and therapeutic environment
for medically stable youth. Inpatient services are delivered
by a multidiscipline team which includes physicians, psychology,
social work, nurses and child and youth workers.
TBRHSC is also a partner of the Superior
Model, which promotes and supports the positive behaviour,
well-being and mental health of all children and youth in
our communities, in order to maximize their full potential,
success and achievement.
The Child and Adolescent Unit provides two types of admissions; crisis admissions and elective assessment admissions. Crisis admissions
are typically 3 - 5 days in length. The goal is to provide a safe place while problems are identified and solutions are explored. Elective
assessment admissions are referred by physicians or community agencies, there is a longer length of stay and a more comprehensive assessment
Youth meet with members of the treatment team and participate in a school program, individual and group work. Youth are encouraged
to develop a new way of thinking, and coping with problems. Education is provided to youth and families about mental illness and any
medication that may be recommended. All Youth complete a safety plan which is shared with parents. Referrals are made to community service
providers for more support following discharge from the hospital.
Visiting Hours: Parents and other family members are encouraged to call before visiting. Friends and young siblings
are asked to visit off the Unit.
Monday to Friday:
| 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:
| 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Angela Hill MSW
Coordinator - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
980 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario