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Programs & Services

Developmental Disabilities Mental Health - Arnika Centre

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

Arnika Centre offers psychiatric assessment and stabilization via medication for individuals 16 years or older who have an IQ below 65 prior to the age of 18, have mental health concerns and / or significant behavioral problems, and have a family doctor who is supportive of the referral.

Service Providers May Include
clinical behavior specialists, mental health therapists, occupational therapists (OT), psychiatrists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers

Clients must meet ALL the following eligibility criteria in order to be seen at Arnika Centre.

  • patient must have a full scale IQ below 65 prior to the age of 18 (PDD eligible)
  • patient must be over the age of 16 years
  • patient must have a current mental health and/ or significant behavioral concerns
  • patient must have a family doctor and the family doctor must be supportive of the referral
  • patient must have had a full physical in the last year (preferred)
  • patient reside in Calgary
Service Access

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

A family doctor or specialist may refer. The family doctor will be contacted to ensure they are supportive of the referral if a specialist iinitiates the referral.
Referral completed by contacting Access Mental Health.



PDD UCMC Family Medical Clinic

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