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Programs & Services

Acute Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Program

 Location: Villa Caritas

This service is one component in the continuum of care which provides psychiatric treatment for a broad range of acute psychiatric problems.

The inpatient program provides comprehensive interdisciplinary assessment, individualized care and treatment to achieve maximum rehabilitation and optimal function. When patients are ready for the next phase of care, the care team ensures appropriate supports are in place to ensure successful reintegration back to the community.

Patients are admitted on a voluntary basis or involuntarily under the Mental Health Act.

Villa Caritas is not a permanent residence for patients.

Visit the Covenant Health website to learn more about the Acute Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Program.

Contact Details

Villa Caritas

16515 88 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5R 0A4


Parking stalls, ramps and washrooms

Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available

Hours of Operation
24 hour service
Service Providers May Include
chaplains, dietitians, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists (OTs), occupational therapists assistants, pharmacists, physical therapists (PTs), physical therapists assistants, psychologists, psychometrists, recreation therapists, recreation therapists assistants, social workers, speech-language pathologists (SLPs)

Patients admitted will have acute psychiatric symptoms and/or moderate to severe behavioral difficulties which significantly compromises their physical and/or mental well-being.

Patients must be medically stable. As such, medical needs must be manageable on an acute psychiatric unit without access to urgent on-site medical support.

Can be admitted as an informal (voluntary) or formal (involuntary) patient. Formal patients must meet the following criteria to be admitted under the Alberta Mental Health Act:

  • The patient is suffering from a mental disorder
  • They are likely to cause harm to self or others, or suffer substantial mental or physical deterioration or serious physical impairment
  • They are unsuitable for admission to a facility other than as a formal patient
Service Access

The Villa Caritas Physician Group assesses patient’s suitability for admission.

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


Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.