Mental Health Day Treatment Program

This service is available at our Ajax Pickering and Oshawa Locations.

The Mental Health Day Treatment Program provides triage, assessment, orientation and intensive group treatment for adults 18 and over who have experienced significant psychiatric difficulties and related disruptions in their social, occupational and family relationships. The program is time-limited and is intended for those transitioning from the Inpatient Mental Health Program or who have recently received treatment from the Crisis Intervention Team.

A specialized team provides treatment in a group setting and explore themes such as coping with anxiety and depression, stress management, communication, self-esteem and relationship issues. Discharge planning focuses on preventing relapse and maintaining gains and referral to community services if additional treatment is required.


Ajax Pickering Hospital Mental Health Day Treatment Program

LHAP Mental Health Outpatient Staff are currently providing a virtual psycho-educational group program. Referrals for clients that may benefit from support, counseling and psychoeducation will be accepted.
We will be providing the same services that the Ajax Day Hospital/Day Treatment has in the past; specifically, clients will start in the Day Hospital program which offers daily groups for three weeks, and then the clients can move into the Day Treatment Program. Day Treatment is divided into two phases: Phase One is a three week program with groups offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Phase Two is an additional three weeks with groups offered Tuesday and Thursday.

Group Schedule

Day Hospital Virtual Groups Daily Monday to Friday for three weeks.
Day Treatment – Phase One Virtual Groups Monday, Wednesday, Friday for three weeks.
Day Treatment – Phase Two Virtual Groups Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks.

We offer one-to-one telephone supportive counseling for those without computer access. 

Oshawa MHDT Program - COVID-19 Program Updates

The Oshawa MHDT program continues to accept new referrals.  At this time, we offer telephone counselling and a modified Virtual Group Program.  Continue to visit this site for program related updates over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In-person groups are not being offered at this time.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.


Health-care providers and patients can:

  • Call: 905-440-7534 (or toll-free at 1-833-392-7363).
Please click here to access PDF referral forms. Please note that PDF referral forms are in the process of being phased out and you are strongly encouraged to use the links in the list above.


(for when in-person programming resumes)

Ajax Pickering

Day treatment is located in a separate small brick building at the south east portion of the property, near the east entrance. 


From Hospital Court, enter through the main lobby and continue past the food court to the A-wing hallway, located just passed the lobby escalators. Follow the hallway to A-wing elevators (the first set of elevators on your left) and take them to the fourth floor. When you exit the elevator, the reception area will be in front of you.