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What Should I Expect When...


Appointments with clinicians or admission to an intensive service can be scary. These service descriptions will give you a sense of what to expect when you get treatment at the IWK Mental Health and Addictions program.

What to expect on the Acute Inpatient Unit (The Garron Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health at the IWK).

What to expect in Adolescent Intensive service.

What to expect in Child and Family Day Treatment service.

What to expect in COMPASS.

What is it like at the CHOICES Addictions Service.

What can I expect when I go to a Community Mental Health and Addictions Outpatient Clinic?

What happens if I call the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team?

What should I expect when transitioning to adult mental health and addictions services?
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