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Programs & Services

Developmental Disabilities Mental Health - Arnika Centre

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

Developmental Disabilities Mental Health offers psychiatric assessment and stabilization, via medication, for individuals with IDD and mental health concerns and/or significant behavioural problems. DDMH only accepts referrals for persons who have established eligibility for supports with Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD). Once the initial assessment by the DDMH psychiatrist is complete, the patient may be referred internally for evidence based interventions provided by allied health resources internal to DDMH. This is at the psychiatrists discretion. DDMH is a consultation service and once the patient has achieved mental health stability, a discharge back to the family physician will occur.

Service Providers May Include
clinical behaviour specialists, clinical educators, family counsellors, mental health therapists, occupational therapists (OT), psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers

Patient resides in Calgary and must meet ALL the following eligibility criteria in order to be seen at Arnika Centre

  • is eligible for supports with Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)
  • is over the age of 16 years
  • has a current mental health and/ or significant behavioral concern
  • has a family doctor and the family doctor is supportive of the referral
Service Access

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

Referral completed by contacting Access Mental Health.



Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)

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