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Child and Family Psychiatry Program

Service updates for appointments at WCH

  • We are still offering Child and Family psychiatric service by way of phone and video appointments. Please contact us at 416-323-6230 to book an appointment.
  • If you have an upcoming in person appointment at Women’s College Hospital and you have a fever, cough, or new onset of shortness of breath, have travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days, tested positive for COVID-19, or been instructed to self-isolate by Public Health please do not come to the hospital, call the clinic directly for more information.
  • The hospital is open only to patients with appointments, please see our visitor restrictions information.
  • Your appointment may be changed to a virtual visit using the telephone or over video. Learn how to set-up a video visit.
  • You will receive a call from us with any changes to your appointment.

This specialized Women’s Mental Health Program grew out of the understanding that a woman’s emotional wellbeing is inextricably connected to that of her children and family.

Services Provided:
The program provides consultation and short-term treatment for children aged 0 to 18 and their families, with concerns including: mood/anxiety, behaviour management, attention/hyperactivity, parenting, and parent-infant attachment.

Treatment may include:

  • individual therapy
  • parent counseling
  • family therapy
  • treatment with medication

We are very pleased to offer group therapy for mothers with postpartum anxiety/depression and their infants, provided jointly with the Reproductive Life Stages program.

Our child psychiatrist’s work in collaboration with the Women’s Mental Health psychiatrists and therapists to provide integrated care for families with parental mental health concerns.

We do not provide assessments related to custody or legal concerns.

Referral

We are now open for referrals for infants, children and youth, from birth up to 18 years of age.

Referrals

We are now open for referrals for infants, children and youth, from birth up to 18 years of age

Referrals should be completed from a family doctor or pediatrician, and must include the physician’s telephone, fax and billing numbers. Please note that referrals can be made on the CareLink Portal- E-Referral (link to carelink) and/or download our Child and Family Psychiatry Program referral form (.pdf) Once completed, please fax to 416-323-6356.

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