Our Program and Services

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program (CAMHCP) provides clinical services for children and youth up to 17 years of age and their families.  Services include Inpatients, Outpatients, Day Treatment, and Eating Disorders and may be delivered by an inter-disciplinary team. Teachers from the W.D. Sutton School of the Thames Valley District School Board also support some clinical areas.

Our Location:

Children’s Hospital Zone B, Level 8 and Zone D, Level 4-300
800 Commissioners Rd. East
London, ON


Phone:  519-685-8500 Extension 52091
Fax:  519-685-8403

  • Inpatients serve children and adolescents requiring short-term admission for crisis stabilization and assessment of urgent mental health problems.
  • Coordination with community resources is completed for follow up treatment.
  • Children and adolescents may also attend W.D. Sutton School while in hospital.

Catchment area for Inpatients: London, Middlesex, Elgin and Oxford counties. 


Phone:  519-667-6607
Fax:  519-685-8595

  • Outpatients services offers assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with mental health difficulties of an internalizing nature, such as:
    • Anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder
    • Mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder
    • Suicidal behaviours
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Psychotic disorders e.g. schizophrenia
    • Psychosomatic disorders
    • Acute symptoms of distress related to family or personal crisis, abusive experiences, and/or experiencing or witnessing traumatic events.
  • Recommendations for treatment will be made at the time of the assessment, which may involve ongoing services or suggestions regarding alternatives in the community.

Catchment area for Outpatients:  London and Middlesex County.

Day Treatment

Phone:  519-667-6640
Fax:  519-667-6814

  • An intensive outpatient service for youth (aged 13 and 17) experiencing significant mood and/or anxiety symptoms.  Mental health symptoms have impacted on a youth’s ability to attend school, participate in home/community activities and socialize with others on a regular basis.

  • Services may include: attending time-limited evidence-based group sessions (2x/week)/follow-up appointments and liaising with community resources (i.e. school). 

  • Goals reviewed regularly and action plans developed in collaboration with youth/family.

Catchment area for Day Treatment: London and Middlesex County.

Eating Disorders

Phone:  519-685-8500 Extension 56158
Fax:  519-685-8595

  • Services (Outpatients, Day Treatment and Inpatients) are offered regionally for clients, who are experiencing Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and eating problems, including restricting, bingeing, purging, excessive exercising and low body weight.
  • Referrals to Eating Disorders must be made by a physician who accepts responsibility for medical care until patients are seen.
  • Documentation of medical evaluations, i.e. physical examination, bloodwork and ECG results completed within the past four weeks must accompany the referral.
  • Inpatient services are provided for patients who are acutely ill. Day Treatment placements are available for normalization of eating. Outpatients offer assessment and treatment.
  • W.D. Sutton provides education for eating disorder Inpatients and Day Treatment.
  • Outreach workers are available in Goderich, Stratford, Woodstock, Sarnia, Chatham, and Owen-Sound, offering limited services, including screening, psycho-educational groups, and/or therapy.

Catchment area for Eating Disorders : London, Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford, Huron, Perth, Lambton, Kent, Grey, Bruce and Essex counties.

Eating Disorders Referral Form