Visiting a patient

Visiting Waypoint


Waypoint's main campus is located at 500 Church St. in Penetanguishene. Visits to patients are welcome as are community members to attend one of our many events.

Please note that paid parking is now in effect. Visitors remain exempt from paid parking but are required to park in the marked Visitor Parking spaces available on the campus (see map). Visitor Parking spaces are marked in green. Parking Lot A has the largest number of visitor spots so this may be where you want to check first. You do not require a tag if you are in a Visitor Parking space

If you arrive at Waypoint and all Visitor parking spots across the campus are in use, please visit security staff at the Toanche building main desk to obtain a visitor parking tag to display in your vehicle. 

Visiting a Patient

Prior to visiting Waypoint for the first time, visitors should contact the program/unit they are planning to visit for specific program information.


Visiting Hours
In general, visiting hours are from 0900 to 2000 (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.) daily throughout Waypoint. Visiting hours may vary on different programs/units. Visitors should contact the program/unit they are planning to visit to confirm specific visiting hours (where applicable), as there are activities and programs occurring throughout the day that patients may choose to attend.

Visiting with Children

Visitors under the age of 18 years of age (legal age of majority in the Province of Ontario) may visit a patient in hospital (on program/unit or off program/unit, provided they are accompanied by an adult 18+ years of age). Additional restrictions may be required for safety and security reasons at the discretion of the Program Director or delegate. Visitors are encouraged to contact the program/unit prior to arrival on campus.

Parents/supervising adults are to supervise their children at all times and are responsible for monitoring behaviour in all areas of the hospital. Waypoint is not responsible for any accidents or injuries incurred while visiting a patient.
Acute Assessment Program Visiting Hours
Weekdays - 4 to 8 p.m.
Weekends and holidays - 12 to 8 p.m.
A maximum of 2 visitors are allowed per patient with a maximum 2
hour duration.
The extra care area visitation is limited to 2 visitors at any time.
Visits with children must have prior arrangements and the maximum
visit is 1 hour.
Georgianwood Program for Concurrent Disorders Visiting Hours
Weekdays - 5 to 7 p.m.
Weekends - 1 to 7 p.m.
Visits during business hours on weekdays are by appointment only.

Forensic Assessment Program For information specific to visiting patients on the Forensic Assessment
Program, please see our document here.

Visitors are asked to contact the program/social worker prior visiting. On some occasions, patients may refuse to meet with visitors, even though they may have traveled a considerable distance. When this occurs, we respect the decision of the patient and we will provide support where appropriate. Waypoint may also restrict visiting hours for clinical or security reasons.

If you are feeling unwell please delay your visit until you are feeling better.

Visitors Policy
Information for visitors to High Secure Provincial Forensic Programs 
Information for visitors to Regional Programs


Calling Waypoint

If you wish to speak to a patient by phone:

705 549-3181 or toll free 1 877 341-4729
For all other inquiries, check out our Contact Us page


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