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Programs & Services

Psychiatric Day Hospital Program

The Day Hospital Program (DH Program) is a short term stabilization program for patients experiencing acute, severe mental health issues. It is an alternative option for patients that would otherwise be admitted to an inpatient unit or require crisis services.

The DH Program is 4 weeks in duration, operating from Monday to Friday during business hours. The DH Program is an intensive program predominantly focused on group-based skill development, combined with opportunities for individual and supported skills integration. Patients develop and work towards specific goals throughout the program, with primary support from a therapist, and other multidisciplinary team members as required.

Contact Details

Peter Lougheed Centre

Location Info
West Wing, Main Floor Room 1926
3500 26 Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta
T1Y 6J4

On major bus route an lifts on site.

Getting There

Parking available

Peter Lougheed Centre parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Parking is offered for a fee.  On major bus route, kiosk parking

Service Providers May Include
occupational therapist (OTs), outreach workers, psychiatrists, registered nurses (RNs), registered psychiatric nurses, social workers

Specific criteria is outlined on the Day Hospitial Referral form.

Referral Needed

All four Psychiatric Day Hospital Programs in Calgary offer one brochure to inform referral sources of the process. All sites accept one referral form.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Application and registration required, by appointment, internet based service, and telephone information line available. At present the service is on Zoom, the hope is to return to in-person as soon as possible.

Wait Times

The waiting period varies from 2 to 4 weeks.

Also Known As
Peter Lougheed Centre Psychaitric Day Hospital Program
PLC Day Hospital