Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office Services

An arms-length provincial program of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, providing independent and confidential advocacy services and rights advice to consumers of, and those seeking access to, psychiatric services.

Provides advocacy services to inpatients at the 10 major mental health facilities in Ontario.

  • Brockville, The Royal (Tel: 613-345-1461 x2530)
  • Hamilton, St. Joseph's Healthcare (Tel: 905-388-2454)
  • Kingston, Providence Care Hospital (Tel: 613-544-4900)
  • London, Parkwood Institute (Tel: 519-455-9380)
  • Penetanguishene, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care (Tel: 705-549-3181 x2385/2389)
  • St. Thomas, Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Services (Tel: 519-631-1427)
  • Thunder Bay, St. Joseph's Care Group (Tel: 807-343-4386)
  • Toronto, Centre for Addictions & Mental Health Services (Tel: 416-535-8501 x33199/33149)
  • Whitby, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Tel: 905-668-5881 x6812)
Organizations that offer this Service
Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office
Sunday:
Closed

Monday:
8:30-16:30

Tuesday:
8:30-16:30

Wednesday:
8:30-16:30

Thursday:
8:30-16:30

Friday:
8:30-16:30

Saturday:
Closed

Mon-Fri
8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Toll-Free Number: 1-800-578-2343
Website: www.ppao.gov.on.ca
Eligibility

Inpatients, outpatients; ex-patients of any of the 10 partnered major mental health facilities in Ontario

Areas Served
Hamilton
Fees
Fee
None
Languages
English
Application Instructions

Call for information or an appointment.

Last Full Update
December 24, 2020