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Programs & Services

Developmental Disabilities Mental Health - Arnika Centre

Provides psychiatric assessment and consultation to adults and teenagers age 16 year of age and older with an intellectual disability and a mental health and / or behavioral problem.

Arnika Centre offers psychiatric assessment and stabilization via medication for individuals 16 years or older who have an IQ below 65 prior to the age of 18, have mental health concerns and / or significant behavioral problems, and have a family doctor who is supportive of the referral.

Contact Details

Calgary 3465 26 Avenue NE

Location Info
Ground Floor
3465 26 Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta
T1Y 6L4
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 4:30 pm


This not a walk-in service. An appointment is required. Call between the listed hours to book an appointment.

Service Providers May Include
clinical behavior specialists, mental health therapists, occupational therapists (OT), psychiatrists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers

Clients must meet ALL the following eligibility criteria in order to be seen at Arnika Centre.

  • patient must have a full scale IQ below 65 prior to the age of 18 (PDD eligible)
  • patient must be over the age of 16 years
  • patient must have a current mental health and/ or significant behavioral concerns
  • patient must have a family doctor and the family doctor must be supportive of the referral
  • patient must have had a full physical in the last year (preferred)
  • patient reside in Calgary
Service Access

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

A family doctor or specialist may refer. The family doctor will be contacted to ensure they are supportive of the referral if a specialist iinitiates the referral.
Referral completed by contacting Access Mental Health.

Wait Times

The waiting period is dependent on the urgency of a referral during triage. Referrals will be identified as urgent, semi-urgent and routine when triaged.
An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of intake screening by Access Mental Health.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services


PDD UCMC Family Medical Clinic

Also Known As
Arnika Centre, Arnika Centre for Developmental Disabilities Mental Health