Psychiatric Assessment Unit

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)

Our team

  • Psychiatric physicians
  • Psychiatric nurses
  • Psychiatric residents
  • General practitioners

Where we are

Psychiatric Assessment Unit
306 Waterford Bridge Rd.
St. John’s, NL
A1E 4J8

Our hours of operation

24 hours, seven days a week.

How to reach us

Telephone: 709-777-3021

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Last updated: 2023-01-17