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If you are distressed and in need of immediate/urgent crisis support, please contact these Toronto-based hotlines 24/7.

Distress Centre of Toronto: 416-408-HELP (416-408-4357)

Gerstein Crisis Centre: 416-929-5200

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: 416-597-8808

Assaulted Women's Helpline: 416-863-0511

Youth Line (LGBTQ 26 and under): 1-800-268-9688 or 647-694-4275

Toronto Withdrawal Management System: 1-866-366-9513

Kids Help Phone (to age 21): 1-888-668-68668

For emergencies or medical attention, please call 911

Community Resources:

Hassle Free Clinic (Sexual Health): Men’s clinic 416-922-0603 and Women’s Clinic 416-922-0566

Sherbourne Health Centre: 416-324-4180

519 Community Centre: 416-392-6874

Bay Centre for Birth Control (Sexual Health):416-351-3700

Wellspring (Cancer Support): 416-961-1928

Bereaved Families of Ontario (Toronto): 416-440-0920 


CAMH’s 24/7 Psychiatric Emergency Department provides 24 hours/7 days per week emergency service for adults with mental health and substance issues.

Referral Requirements: Self-referral accepted through Access CAMH, call 416-535-8501 press 2

 Additional Referral Details:

No referral required. However, if a client is referred, any information that can be provided by the referring source is appreciated.

Location: College Street site - 250 College Street

 Hours of Operation: 24 hours and 7 days per week

                                     Contact Phone Number: 416 535-8501

 More Contact Details: 416 979-6885 | The Emergency Department does not provide crisis counseling or general information over the phone. 

Types of Treatment and Services Offered

provides 24 hour/7 days per week emergency assessment and treatment for adults with mental health and substance use issues.

provides extended observation, assessment and treatment services to adults assessed in the Emergency Service or those who are awaiting an inpatient bed.

works collaboratively with other hospital emergency and community mental health services to achieve patient-centered care.

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