The Douglas Institute provides specialized and superspecialized care in mental health to all age groups both in French and English.Care provided through the clinical programs at the Douglas Institute is covered by the Quebec health insurance plan.
How to get mental health care?
Before coming to the Douglas Institute, people suffering from a mental health problem must first go to their general practicioner or to the "accueil psychosocial" of the CLSC of their CSSS.
- Individuals who are referred to – or go directly to – their CSSS will be assessed to determine the level of care they need: from general 1st-line services to the ones provided by the mental health "guichet d'accès".
The professionnals of the mental health “guichet d’accès” will then determine if the person needs to receive more specialized services (2nd or 3rd line) services such as those offered at the Douglas Institute.
Treating people with mental illness
- Eating disorders
- Attention deficit disorders in children
- Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
- Schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis
- Bipolar disorders
As a general rule, patients need to have a doctor’s referral to access these services. You must consult the specific information for each program to find out how to access the service.
In case of an emergency
6875 LaSalle Boulevard
Montreal, (Quebec) H4H 1R3