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Programs & Services

Psychiatric Adult Services

Time limited, goal directed therapy for clients presenting with primary mood or anxiety disorders.

Provides urgent, time limited, care for individuals experiencing mental health related concerns using evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches to change.

To begin, a client undergoes a comprehensive psychiatric assessment by both a therapist and a psychiatrist. Clients must be willing to engage in change oriented therapy. Both individual and group therapies are available going forward based on the treatment plan. The number of sessions needed to make desired change(s) varies from person to person, however, patients will attend 6-10 sessions on average with a maximum of 20 sessions.

Referrals may be made to other Alberta Health Services and/or community services as needed.

Contact Details

Foothills Medical Centre

1403 29 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 2T9
403-944-1567, 403-943-1500 (Access Mental Health)
Getting There

Parking available

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Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm


Closed weekends and Statutory holidays.

Service Providers May Include
psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, students from varying disciplines

Clients between the ages of 18 and 60 (and not functionally geriatric) who:

  • present with symptoms consistent with a primary anxiety or mood disorder
  • do not have a primary substance use concern (e.g. established pattern of problematic use to cope with psychological issues or avoidance of withdrawal)
  • do not have a developmental disability
  • do not have any symptoms consistent with psychosis.
  • is not currently being provided with mental health services and/or is not scheduled to see another mental health provider within AHS
  • do not have a history of aggressive behavior or current involvement with the legal system
Service Access

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

A referral from the Foothills Medical Centre Emergency Department or through Access Mental Health is needed.

Wait Times

There is a 2 month wait for Access Mental Health Clients (this fluctuates based on amount of referrals). Clients referred from Foothills Medical Centre Emergency Department will be seen within 2 weeks.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Psychiatric Assessment Services