Canada Suicide Prevention Helpline – 1-833-456-4566
Mental Health Crisis Line (Ages 16+) | Ottawa (613) 722-6914 | Outside Ottawa 1 (866) 996-0991
Most Immediate Access to a Range of Mental Health Services including a Mobile Crisis Team.
Services are designed to support people in their own environment & minimize hospitalization. If you or someone you know is experiencing – Situational Crisis, Psychosis, Severe Depression or Anxiety, or Suicidal Thoughts not needing immediate attention contact the crisis line for support & referral to services.

Ottawa Distress Centre | 24/7 Crisis Line – (613) 238-3311
Unbiased and non-judgmental support for anyone facing any type of life challenge.

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa | 24/7 Crisis Line – (613) 260-2360 / 1 (877) 377-7775
For Youth in crisis or anyone concerned about them.  Supportive listening, crisis counselling, referrals and more. General line (613) 729-1000.  Mobile Crisis Team Interventions.  Online Crisis Chat Service


* Your link to services within the healthcare system is your GP/Pediatrician
* Mental Health Crisis Line can help link you to services
* Walk-In Clinics can provide same day counselling and referrals to care
* Private Psychologists do not require referral
* The Ottawa Hospital Psychiatric Emergency – Civic and General campus 

AccessMHA – NEW single point of entry to eastern Ontario’s system of care for mental health and addictions for ages 16 and older. “If you need help and support, and are not sure where to go, reach out to us and we will connect you to the service you need”

Health Care Connects
– If you do not have a GP this is an avenue to find one
Ottawa Public Health – Mental Health & Addiction Services 
EMentalHealth – Listing of Mental Health Resources in Ottawa area
EMentalHealth – Listing of Treatment Resources for OCD in Ottawa area

ConnexOntario – Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Service information.
System Navigation Specialists will answer your call, email, or web chat 24/7 from anywhere in Ontario.  

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – (613) 737-7791- Information & Referral Service Canadian Association for Mental Health (CAMH)    Suicide Prevention – CAMH


Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (OICBT) – Private Clinic
A Comprehensive Treatment Program including daily ERP, individual & group sessions, family sessions.  

Birchall ConsultingPrivate clinic.  Hoarding Behavior Intervention Specialist. Counselling · Assessments · Consults · Emergency Clean Up  (613) 492-0700 / 1 (844) 334-6273. Contact Form

Contact for a list of private practice psychologists with a focus and/or specialty in treating OCD.

Questions to ask to help ensure best practices in treatment are utilized.

A Source Listing of Mental Health Professionals who indicate they treat OCD.

Ottawa Psychologists Online Directory
College of Psychologists of Ontario – Discipline, Compaints & Reports
College of Physicians & Surgeons Ontario – Search for Psychiatrist

What is PANDAS/PANS – Pandas Network
National Institute of Mental Health – PANDAS/PANS
Anxiety Canada – PANDAS/PANS
Sudden & Severe Onset OCD – PANS/PANDAS – Practical Advice for Practitioners and Parents – IOCDF

Dr. Edwards, MD (Chatham, ON) – (519) 358-1880  Consultant Pediatrician
Dr. Ayla Wilson, ND (Vancouver, BC) – (604) 662-3335  Phone Consult.
Dr. Wilson will work with anyone across Canada. Antibiotics. Lab Testing.
Dr. Marie Matheson, ND (Ottawa) – (613) 761-1600 Professional interest in infectious causes of chronic and complex autoimmune illnesses.  Lyme, PANDAS/PANS, ASD.  Lab testing. – PANDAS Physicians Network – Parent Resources, Research – Support Network for Parents – Can Aid in diagnosis of PANDAS/PANS – Cunningham Panel


Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre (Toronto) for Severe & Impairing OCD.
Residential and Day Treatment Programs
 – Open to anyone in Ontario, Ages 18+  Eligibility Criteria.
Psychiatric Consultation & Care – available to patients across the province with severe/treatment refractory OCD. Comprehensive evaluation to determine appropriate treatment recommendation. This is a one-time appointment for approximately 1-1.5 hours.  MD TO MD Phone Consult to discuss a patient’s condition and treatment options.

The Canadian Treatment Centre for OCD (Montreal)  – All ages.
Specialized treatments are offered to Canadians from all provinces and regions as well as to international residents. 
Contact: (514) 710-7063

St. Joes Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre (Hamilton) – Evidence-based clinical service. Comprehensive evaluations.  Treatments include both medications and effective psychological treatments.  Physician referral is required.  General Referral Form   Paediatric OCD Referral Form

US Residential Treatment Centres – IOCDF
Rogers (Wisconsin) is the preferred provider for residential programs Canadians can access.  Programs available for adults and children ages 8 and up.  U.S. Preferred Providers: Mental Health Services.  Process to apply – OHIP Out of Country Prior Approval Program.  “These programs are generally appropriate only for persons who are psychiatrically stable and ready to engage in therapy.”

Rogers OCD Centre – Adults
Rogers Adolescent OCD Centre – Ages 12-17
Rogers Child Centre

Rothman Centre (South Florida) – Outpatient Intensive Specialized Treatment
Intensive outpatient CBT with exposure and response prevention – 3 weeks program. Ronald McDonald House is located on campus for paediatric patients with advanced approval. Expertise in the assessment, medical and behavioral treatment for PANS/PANDAS.


The Walk-In Counselling Clinic – Immediate counselling services for individuals, couples, and families.  Free to all members of the community.  No need for an appointment.  Multiple Locations.

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa – Mental Health Services – (613) 729-1000 Intake Phone – (613) 562-3004
Youth Mental Health Walk-in Clinic (YSB) – Youth 12 to 20 and their parents. 2301 Carling Ave

Crossroads Mental Health Walk-in Clinic
  – age 12 & under – (613) 723-1623 x232  1755 Courtwood
Parent Lifelines of Eastern Ontario (PLEO) – (613) 321-3211 / 1 (855)-775-7005  HELP LINE
Help navigating mental health and addictions services.
  For caregivers of children to age 24

University of Ottawa Centre for Psychological Services – A training unit of the School of Psychology of the University of Ottawa. Psychological services, English and French, Ottawa-Gatineau area. Sliding scale.
Universite Saint Paul University – (613) 782-3022  Counselling and psychotherapy with supervised interns. English and French. Sliding scale.

Family Service Centre of Ottawa
– (613) 725-3601 Counselling services for adults offered through individual counselling, couple and/or family counselling, workshops and group programs. Sliding scale.
Jewish Family Services Ottawa – (613) 722-2225  A full service, non-sectarian agency. Counselling and support services for children, individuals, couples, and families in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic.

211 – Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario – a free bilingual service linking Eastern Ontario citizens with community resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness(Ottawa branch – 12-week course to educate and assist families
Centre For Addiction And Mental Health (CAMH)
Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada (ADAC)
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)   – Ottawa branch CMHA


Causeway Work Centre – (613) 725-3494  A community economic development organization that provides a range of employment and educational programs and other supports to persons with mental health issues and/or disabilities, and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming so.

Disability Tax Credit  Disability Tax Credit  T2201 Disability Tax Credit Certificate  TrueLifeSolutions – Advice and assistance with DTC, ODSP, RDSP and other financial services. Note: Some tax services take advantage by keeping a percentage of your tax credit!