Mental Health Response Unit

Type of Service

Crisis Intervention

Program Description

Collaborative initiative between the Ontario Provincial Police and the Community Crisis Centre at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital. The program provides on-site crisis and mental health assessments to individuals residing in rural Essex County (but not including Amherstburg and Lasalle) who are marginalized and vulnerable with complex mental health and psychosocial problems such as untreated mental illness; housing and financial issues; substance abuse; physical health care needs; and frequent contact with police and hospital emergency services. This is not an emergency response service.

Access Information

Open referral.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 519-723-4600

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Essex); Essex County (excluding Amherstburg and Lasalle)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed
Note Clients are asked not to smoke in the presence of staff.


English Interpretation Services


Monday 0800-1800
Tuesday 0800-1800
Wednesday 0800-1800
Thursday 0800-1800
Friday 0800-1800