Mental Health

One in five Canadians will experience mental health challenges. We are here to help.

Mental Health

The mental health care program at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is located on the Third Floor in the North Building. The space includes a 15-bed unit for inpatients who require a short hospitalization stay, and space for outpatient programs, which run Monday through Friday.

The unit offers single patient rooms with washrooms, as well as common areas such as an outdoor courtyard, dining area and several lounge spaces. STEGH’s program involves both inpatient and outpatient assessment and treatment recommendations as needed for adults 18 and older.

Short-term hospitalization for people with mental health challenges is sometimes needed to stabilize symptoms, optimize medication, manage crisis, or to provide respite for a person who is struggling. Statistics indicate one in five Canadians will experience mental health challenges at some point, and many won’t seek medical help.

Items not allowed in hospital

Patient, staff and visitor safety is our first priority. The following restrictions have been put in place to ensure a safe environment for all. Items not allowed in hospital include: alcohol, knives, glass, firearms, illegal drugs, and fire hazards. Patients that arrive at the hospital with these items are asked to leave them in their car or advise a staff member immediately. Thank you for your cooperation. Click on the graphic below to view in full.