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Seniors Mental Health Unit

COVID-19 Update

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is beginning to reintroduce surgical and outpatient services slowly using a gradual, phased approach.  Some individuals, based on the severity of their condition and care needs, are being scheduled for procedures and treatments.

If you are a patient, your care team will contact you with more information when you are rebooked or booked for your treatment.

If you have concerns, please call your family physician. If there is an emergency, please call 911 and go the hospital immediately. If you have an urgent issue, please go to an urgent care centre. If this is a mental health emergency, call 9-1-1, the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) at 905.972.8338 or online at; go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department. St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has Emergency Psychiatry Services at 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton.

We are doing our best to serve all patients as quickly as possible, while ensuring the safety of our staff, patients and community. Thank you for your continued patience.

Click here for more information about your appointment and the reintroduction of services.

What this program does...

Harbour East 1 is a 12 bed assessment and treatment unit providing a therapeutic environment for those 65 years and over whose recovery from psychiatric disease is complicated by age related issues. The programs available will be appropriate for those who present primarily with mood disorders and late onset psychotic disorders.

How this program helps...

Purpose/ Mission

To provide compassionate, quality care for older adults presenting with mental health concerns to support their optimal level of function, empower them to achieve meaningful recovery and help restore them to their role in the community wherever possible.

  • We offer programs and care that empower the person through engagement and goal setting.
  • We believe in assisting every individual to create a practical and meaning full wellness plan that is unique to their needs.
  • We will work with our community partners to ensure excellent care transitions

Your Care Team

  • Geriatric psychiatrists
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Recreational therapy
  • Rehabilitation assistant
  • Social work


Eric Van Raay
Social Worker 
905-522-1155 ext. 36848

Angela John
Social Worker
905-522-1155 ext. 39076

Referral Process

All requests for admission should be facilitated through the Central Access Services, Central Access Coordinator.

An individual’s referral is considered complete when the following documentation has been received:

  1. A completed Specialized Mental Health Program – West 5th Campus Referral Form
  2. All requested supporting information has been provided as outlined on the referral form

If some of the requested information is not included, the referral source should clarify why the information is not included.

The referral source will receive acknowledgement of receipt of referral within one working day. At this time, requests will be made for additional information, should it be required, to make a determination of the most appropriate service for the client.

Preparing for Your Visit

Patients will wear street clothing during their stay and should bring several changes for the week. Laundry machines are available and we ask that patients bring their own detergents.

Patients provide their own toiletries and personal hygiene supplies.

Maps and Directions

Harbour East Unit, Level 1, Block E
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
100 West 5th Street
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 3K7

View West 5th Campus map and driving directions