Acute Assessment Program

Acute Assessment Program


The Acute Assessment Program provides specialized short term crisis intervention, risk assessment, rapid stabilization, symptom reduction and active treatment for people who require more mental health support than can be provided in the community. Treatment is provided by a highly trained interprofessional team of healthcare professionals. Services include pharmaco-therapy, group therapy and individualized daily assessment.

We provide...
   * a 20 bed inpatient unit, including a 4 bed extra-care area for persons 

      that require closer observation and extra support
   * an immediate, short term assessment, with active treatment to address
      risk and stabilize acute symptoms
   * a recovery orientated and strength based service where patients and
      family are encouraged to be active participants in the care plan
      including health promotion and discharge planning
   * a broad range of group and individualized therapies

Patients who require longer lengths of stay may be referred to another program that better suits extended treatment needs. At all times the focus of treatment is successful stabilization of mental health symptoms and reintegration to one’s community of choice.


Visiting a patient

For the most up to date information on visitor restrictions, please see Visiting a patient

Visitors are asked to contact the program/social worker prior to visiting. On some occasions, patients may refuse to meet with visitors, even though they may have travelled 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.


Referrals