Important information on COVID-19 / Renseignements importants sur la COVID-19!

We are asking all patients and visitors coming to HSN to please wear a mask as an added step to reduce the spread of germs and protect vulnerable patients. Handmade masks are NOT acceptable. When you arrive at the hospital as a patient or care partner a hospital approved mask will be provided to you and you will be expected to wear it during your time at HSN to keep yourself, other patients and care partners and our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers safe.

Patients going for a procedure where they must remove the mask will be asked to keep it ready to be put back on once the procedure is completed.

Before coming to the hospital, please check our COVID-19 info page for updates.

    Psychiatric Services

    Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic (by physician referral only)
    Kirkwood Place

    680 Kirkwood Drive, Sudbury
    705.675.5900 ext. 8234

    Psychiatrists provide specialized outpatient psychiatric consultation and follow up to children, adolescents and adults experiencing symptoms of mental illness. They have professional interests as well as specialized training in different areas including psychogeriatrics, mood disorders, developmental disabilities, forensic psychiatry, child psychiatry, post-partum disorders, concurrent disorders (addictions), eating disorders and early intervention for psychosis.  All psychiatrists practising at Health Sciences North provide full-spectrum services for inpatient care, outpatient care, emergency and on-call consultation and consultation to our community clinics.

    Want to make a referral?

    • Adult (18 years and older) referrals must be initiated by a physician and forwarded directly to the Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic by fax to 705.671.3031. See the attached referral form
    • Child/youth (17 years and younger) referrals must be initiated by a physician and forwarded directly to the Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic by fax to 705.671.3031. See the attached referral form

    Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (AIP)
    Ramsey Lake Health Centre, 6th floor,  North tower
    41 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury
    705.523.7100 ext 1256

    Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (AIP)
    Kirkwood Place, 5th Floor
    680 Kirkwood Drive, Sudbury
    705.675.5900 ext 8042

    Both adult inpatient units are part of our Schedule 1 facility, providing short term, acute care to adults 18 years and over.  Psychiatric assessment (both voluntary and involuntary), stabilization and treatment are provided.  The inpatient milieu is designed specifically for adult patients who, as the result of a psychiatric disorder, are acutely ill and unable to manage in the community.  Admission to these facilities is on the recommendation of a psychiatrist or by their designate.

    Outpatient Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
    Ramsey Lake Health Centre
    41 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury

    (This service is available by Psychiatrist referral only)

    ECT, or electroconvulsive therapy, is a procedure used to treat severe depression and other mental illnesses. This procedure could become part of your treatment plan upon recommendation of a psychiatrist.