Hospital-based services include both inpatient and outpatient services. Inpatient services are those where an individual is admitted to the hospital for at least an overnight stay. Outpatient services are located in hospitals and provided to individuals who are living in the community and not admitted to the hospital.
The WRHA has adult mental health beds located in three hospitals across the city. Location of admission is determined by bed availability in one of the three hospitals:
Outpatient services are organized around specific mental health concerns and focus primarily on treatment of illness and reducing symptoms.
Referrals to Outpatient Services are made by treating psychiatrists or primary care providers.