Child & Adolescent Urgent Psychiatric Consultation

A child & adolescent urgent psychiatric consultation is indicated when there is urgent need for psychiatric consultation due to serious mental health concerns that do not require immediate hospital admission. This includes:

  • significant safety concerns (suicide/violence)
  • severe and disabling mood, psychotic or anxiety symptoms
  • urgent medication consultation
  • serious functional impairment requiring urgent intervention

Please complete a child and adolescent mental health referral form and fax to 416-469-6179.

Please include the HEADS-ED screening tool

Any referrals that do not meet the criteria for an urgent psychiatric consultation will be redirected for a routine psychiatric consultation or to rapid access community resources. Please contact the urgent care worker at 416-469-6580 ext. 2297 for further details or questions.

Rapid access community mental health resources serving east Toronto:

1. Skylark YouthCan Impact Walk-in Clinic:

40 Orchard View Blvd, Suite 102

2. what’s up walk-in clinics (multiple locations)

For urgent child and adolescent psychiatric input not requiring or in advance of a direct assessment, please also consider an eConsult through Ontario Telemedicine Network (Dr. Krista Lemke).

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