The Emergency Mental Health and Addictions Service (EMHAS) provides crisis assessment, and crisis supports to residents of all ages within Guelph and Wellington county to ensure individuals with mental health and addictions concerns receive timely, safe, respectful and effective care.
As part of the EMHAS, there is a Short Stay Assessment Unit (SSAU) in the emergency department at Guelph General Hospital which accepts crisis-related admissions and provides short-term crisis care.
The EMHAS is a collaborative effort involving Homewood Health Centre, CMHA Waterloo-Wellington, and Guelph General Hospital, with input from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, community services, and rural Wellington hospitals.
For more information, please contact 519-837-6438
MHAEFUS provides urgent follow-up services for adults (18+) who are experiencing a mental health and/or addiction crisis. MHAEFUS is a short term bridge of support (2-4 weeks) directly from the Guelph General Hospital (GGH) Emergency Department until connection with community supports is set up. Our team includes Mental Health Nursing, Therapist, Addictions and Mental Health as well as Psychiatry.
Services Offered may Include:
Referrals can only be made by the mental health team at the GGH ER, SSAU, or by the Consult Liaison service.
If you are in crisis, please contact Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247 or resources you may already have in place.
Otherwise, call 911 or go to the emergency department at Guelph General Hospital.
For the emergency mental health unit, please contact:519-837-6438
At Homewood Health we recognize that family and/or friends are an important part of a patient’s social support system, and family/friend involvement is determined based on the patient’s individual needs.
If you feel that someone’s mental health issue or substance use is impacting their ability to function well, there are ways to initiate the conversation and show that you care.
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