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SJHH / Health Services/ Mental Health & Addiction Services/ Mental Health Services/ East Region Mental Health Services (ERMHS)

East Region Mental Health Services (ERMHS)

What ERMHS does...

East Region Mental Health Services is a community mental health service committed to providing quality care to those with serious mental illness over the age of 16.

All referrals will receive a consultation to determine in discussion with the patient and referral source what type of service may be offered.

ERMHS provides consultations, assessments, and a variety of treatments, including individual and group therapy with a focus on recovery.

ERMHS also has a collaborative relationship with primary care physicians and with addiction services, providing support to clients with both psychiatric and addiction issues.

ERMHS services are time limited and you will be referred back to the care of your family doctor once you have completed the program.

Services fournis en français (services provided in French)

ERMHS provides...

Rapid Consultation Service:
Primary Care Consultation to Family Physicians responding quickly to diagnostic, medication and treatment requests.  Family physicians will receive a consult within 10 days of the initial consultation.

Borderline Personality Disorder Services:
Clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder are assessed and offered DBT programming based on individualized need. This evidence-based treatment is offered in various intensities and delivery methods.

An initial assessment will determine a client’s treatment pathway within the Borderline Personality Disorder Services.

Find DBT Community Resources and Information here

General Psychiatry:
Directed to patients with severe psychiatric illness including schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, depression whom can benefit from goal directed treatment and therapy groups.

We do not provide assessment services for the courts or the legal community. For more information regarding these services please go to Hospital Services > Mental Health > Forensic Psychiatry Program.

Your Care Team

Your care team may include psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, and peer support.


ERMHS is located at the King Street site of St Josephs Healthcare Hamilton,
2757 King St E, Hamilton
Phone number: 905-573-4801
Fax number: 905-573-4802
Manager: 905-573-8021

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from inpatients, crisis programs, community services, and family physicians.  Patients may also self refer to ERMHS.

Intake assistant: 905-573-4801

Referral Form

Preparing for Your Visit

Please bring any medication that you are currently taking.  Having a family member attend with you is always helpful.

We ask that you do not bring any valuables with you as the hospital cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items. 

Maps & Directions

ERMHS is located at the King Street site of St Josephs Healthcare Hamilton
2757 King St E, Hamilton

Please click here for a map and directions to the King Street Site.