Partial Hospitalization Program

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a 12-week day treatment program for individuals with a serious and persistent mental illness.  PHP is an alternative to inpatient admission, by providing coordinated, intensive and interprofessional treatment that is skills based and meets the individual recovery needs of each patient. PHP also serves as a step down service for patients transitioning from inpatient care to community living.
Program Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Services include:   

  • Group Therapy and Psychoeducation
  • Individual Coaching
  • Leisure, Recreation, Music and Art groups


Individuals aged 18 to 64 with a diagnosis of psychosis, schizophrenia, mood disorder and/or anxiety. Clients must have psychiatric, primary doctor or nurse practitioner follow-up.

This program is not suitable for clients with a developmental delay, dementia, and principal diagnosis of a personality disorder or active suicidal thoughts.

How to Access this Service:

Referrals will be accepted from hospitals, community care providers, case managers, family physicians, walk-in clinic physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and other members of the interprofessional healthcare team. Self-referrals are also accepted. To access this service, please complete the Central Intake Referral form or call 905.430.4055 ext. 5309 for more information.

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