Alberta Health Services

North Zone - Children's Mental Health Services


Description
Provides individual, group, couple and family therapy to children, youth and their families experiencing mental illness.

Treatment is provided using a variety of interventions to children who experience

  • mood problems with impairment in functioning (health, learning, family, socialization)
  • anxiety problems with impairment in functioning (health, learning, family, socialization)
  • trauma-related experiences with impairment in functioning (health, learning, family, socialization)
  • suicidal behaviour
  • psychosis
  • complex social, emotional, behavioral problems should be screened in as case coordination and referral may be required. These may include children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, complex trauma, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorder etc.
  • behavioral issues that are significant and present in multiple settings, consider assessment before referral to other agencies. These externalizing behaviors may be a sign of mood or anxiety disorders

Children who would be referred to other health care services or community agencies for a first intervention include:

  • diagnosis for pervasive developmental disorders, should be referred to the family physician or other specialist assessment
  • tic disorders and tourettes would be referred to family physician for specialist referral
  • grief, separation and loss without associated functional impairment. The initial referral would be to school based or school linked services or to a community resource if available and/or to a walk in clinic where this service exists when some impairment is identified
  • referrals related to disorder eating should be referred to physician and dietitian for follow up. Staff may be involved in case conferencing and planning for services
  • substance use problems are referred to Addiction Services where substance use is primary
  • psychoeducational and learning assessments will be referred to Education. Some clinics may have a wider range of services available. The assigned therapist will discuss available services with the client
Affiliation: Departments of Education and Human Services; FCSS, Parent Link Centres, community agenciesKey Provider: mental health therapists
Eligibility
Yes, For children and youth under 18 years
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral Required, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.Referral Process: Yes,

Referral is needed

  • Appointments should be made by the child's parents or guardians
  • Referrals are accepted from family physicians. Some youth schedule appointments for themselves
  • Third party referrals are not generally accepted


Waiting Period: Yes,

Clinics attempt to schedule children and youth to see a therapist within 24 hours, 14 days or 30 days depending upon symptoms, urgency and risk.

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Toll Free
1-877-303-2642 (24 hr Help Line)
Telephone
780-639-4922
Fax
780-639-4990
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: N/AMembership Fee: No
Documents Required

Referral is needed

  • Appointments should be made by the child's parents or guardians
  • Referrals are accepted from family physicians. Some youth schedule appointments for themselves
  • Third party referrals are not generally accepted
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Last Updated On
June 24, 2020
Address
Facility is located off Highway 28, just past Highway 55 West.; 314 25 Street
Cold Lake, AB, T9M 1G6

This facility provides a range of healthcare services including a 24/7 emergency department.


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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Tue
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Wed
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Thu
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Fri
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM