What we do
We see individuals who are in crisis. The Psychiatric Assessment Unit (PAU) is a mental health emergency unit at Waterford Hospital that provides assessment of urgent mental health concerns on a walk-in basis.
All clients are seen by a psychiatric nurse, physician and or psychiatric resident/psychiatrist.
The PAU is the only psychiatric emergency room in NL.
How to access this service
This is a walk-in service. A referral is not necessary. Individuals who are in crisis can present to the PAU.
Self-present to the emergency room. A referral is not necessary.
Referral to follow-up services may also be provided as needed.
You may also access this service by being consulted to psychiatric services through other means such as referral from another Hospital)
- Psychiatric physicians
- Psychiatric nurses
- Psychiatric residents
- General practitioners
Where we are
Psychiatric Assessment Unit
306 Waterford Bridge Rd.
St. John’s, NL
Our hours of operation
24 hours, seven days a week.
How to reach us