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START Psychiatry

START Psychiatry is a geriatric psychiatry day hospital program that assists community-dwelling older adults 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:

  • Individualized psychiatric evaluation, cognitive screening, medication review and discharge planning, and
  • Referral to follow-up programs and services.

Two stream of the Day Hospital:

  • 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
Address
10230 111 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5G 0B7
Telephone
780-735-8872
Fax
780-735-8821, 780-735-8865
Accessibility

Designated surface and underground parking stalls

Getting There
  • Disabled and public parking are available on designated surface lots and in the underground parkade.
  • Public transportation available with bus stops along 111 Avenue in front of the Main Entrance of the GRH.

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Note

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
Access
Service Providers May Include
dietitians, occupational therapist (OTs), pharmacists, physical therapists (PTs), psychiatrists, recreation therapists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers
Eligibility

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.

Fees

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