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Programs & Services


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program

 Location: Melcor Centre

Provides care to children who have mental health concerns that affect how they function at home, in school, or in the community.

Sees children with mental health concerns who can’t be treated in a community or facility-based program. Offers these services: 

  • help during crisis
  • seeing a psychiatrist
  • treatment (one-to-one, family, and group therapy)
  • teaching to children and their families
  • referrals to community agencies if needed
  • satellite school program

Contact Details

Melcor Centre

Location Info
Room 120 A
Address
200 4 Avenue S
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 4C9
Telephone
403-381-5278
Fax
403-388-6799
Accessibility

Melcor Centre has elevators and wheelchair ramps.

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Note

From September 1 to June 30 hours on Tuesdays are extended until 7:30 PM.

Access
Service Providers May Include
child life specialists, mental health therapists, outreach workers, psychiatrists
Eligibility

To be admitted to the program, children must:

  • be 17 years or younger
  • have an acute psychiatric illness that can’t be managed in the community or a facility
  • need to be admitted to the hospital to get diagnosed
  • consent to elective admission for assessment

Children can’t be part of the program if they:

  • have health problems that aren’t stable
  • are physically violent right now
  • have problems with development or substance use and no mental illness
  • need forensic services
Service Access

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


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