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Programs & Services

START Psychiatry

START Psychiatry is a geriatric psychiatry day hospital program that assists community-dwelling older adults to reach their optimal level of functioning through assessment, rehabilitation, and treatment of mental illness and related psychosocial problems. After an intake appointment in the Assessment Clinic, clients attend the Day Hospital twice weekly for up to 20 weeks.

Assessment Clinic: Determines eligibility for the program and assigns client to a specific stream of the program.

Day Hospital: Provides a group-format psychiatric rehabilitation program provided by an interdisciplinary team for older adults ( 65+ years of age) with mental health and complex psychosocial issues. The program focuses on mental health self-management, relapse prevention, community engagement, and improving overall quality of life. The program includes:

  • Group psychotherapy and psychoeducational to address depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and coping skills.
  • Individualized psychiatric evaluation, cognitive screening, medication review, discharge planning, and
  • Referral to follow-up programs and services.

Two streams of the Day Hospital are:

  • Tuesday / Thursday - for clients with mild cognitive impairment and/or who are not psychologically minded.
  • Wednesday / Friday - for young, active seniors with minimal or no cognitive changes and who are psychologically-minded.

Contact Details

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

Location Info
GlenWest Outpatient Clinics
10230 111 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5G 0B7
780-735-8821, 780-735-8865

Designated surface and underground parking stalls. Ramps and wheelchair accessible washrooms.

Getting There

 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


Hours of Operation:

  • MondayAssessment Clinic - clients attend either 9:30 - 11:00 AM or 11:30 - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday/Thursday - clients attend 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday/Friday - clients attend 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Staff available from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Service Providers May Include
dietitians, occupational therapist (OTs), pharmacists, physical therapists (PTs), psychiatrists, recreation therapists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers

Clients must be older adults (65+ years of age) with complex psychiatric and psychosocial needs..

Service Access

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

  • The GRH provides transportation to and from anywhere within the city limits of Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park.
  • Clients from nearby cities and towns may attend if they can arrange their own transportation.

Wait Times

Assessment Clinic: 2-4 weeks after referral has been received.

Day Hospital: 1-3 months after the Assessment Clinic appointment has been completed.


Assessment Clinic: No Fee.

Day Hospital: $25/day

Clients on Alberta Seniors Benefit (ASB) automatically receive a full fee waiver. Others with low income may apply for a fee reduction.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
START Psychiatry Day Hospital
Short Term Assessment, Rehabilitation and Treatment