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The Mental Health Acute Day Hospital cares for people with intense mental health issues or concerns. We offer:

  • More closely monitored care than what is offered by community MHA clinics
  • Support after you are discharged from an inpatient psychiatric unit, when you do not need 24-hour care

The Day Hospital supports your recovery through:

  • Outpatient (day) treatment
  • Group therapy
  • Helping you stay connected with your loved ones and the community

You can come to the Day Hospital during the day and return home in the evening.
The Day Hospital offers intensive care and goal-directed group and one-on-one therapy, like:

  • Monitoring your response to medication(s)
  • Long-acting injections (LAI) of antipsychotic medication
  • Drug therapy (like clozapine)
  • Blood tests
  • Coping strategies for healthy living
  • Physical health exam
  • Healthy eating education
  • Help connecting with community supports

Clients usually take part in the Day Hospital for about 4 weeks.

Accessing this Service

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To access the Day Hospital, you must be referred by a psychiatrist. Please ask your psychiatrist or you may reach out to a member of your health care team (also called your Circle of Care) for more information.
Your Circle of Care is made up of members of the health care team who are involved in your ongoing recovery. This includes doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and other health care providers.
Day Hospital staff will review your referral. If the Day Hospital will support your treatment and healing journey, members of your Circle of Care will give you an admission date and explain the process for admission.


5909 Veterans Memorial Lane
Halifax, NS

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