Admission to CASA


 

The admission process is dependent on the age of your child.


Here's how it works:

  • For children under 4 years 9 months of age, call CASA at 780-410-8483.
  • For children between 4 years 10 months and 18 years of age, call Child and Adolescent Mental Health Intake at 780-342-2701.

    For children under 4 years 9 months years old

    Children under the age of 4 years and 9 months old are referred directly to CASA. You can either:

    1. Call  780-410-8483 to arrange for an intake form to be sent to you, or
    2. Please download and fill out the Infant Intake Form if your child is birth to 12 months of age and send it by fax or mail to Intake Worker:
    3. Please download and fill out the Toddler/Preschool Intake Formif your child is 1 year to 4 years 9 months of age and send it by fax or mail to Intake Worker:
    4.Physicians Referral Form can also be sent by family physician.  Download and print the Physician Form Here and send it by fax or mail to:

     



    Intake 


    CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health
    2nd Floor, 13415A-Fort Road NW

    Edmonton, Alberta T5A 1C6
    Fax: 780- 435-6261

    What happens when your child comes to CASA?

     When you bring your child to CASA:

  • He or she is assessed by a mental  health therapist who specializes in working with infants and preschoolers. The therapist may be a nurse, a social worker, an occupational therapist, a psychologist or a psychiatrist..
  • A treatment plan is developed in collaboration with the family.
  • Families are encouraged to discuss their request for mental health services with their family doctor if they haven't already done so.
  • For children between 4 years 10 months and 18 years

    Children between 4 years 10 months and 18 years old are referred to CASA through the Alberta Health Services' Children's Mental Health Intake Office.  You can either:


    1. Call

    Children's Mental Health Intake at 780-342-2701 to arrange for an intake form to be sent to you, or

    2.  Download and print the Intake Form Here and send it by fax or mail to:

     


    Children's Mental Health

    Intake 


    Northgate Health Centre
    2020-9499 137 Ave NW Edmonton, Alberta T5E 5R8


    Fax: 780-413-4728

    What happens at Children's Mental Health Intake?

    Regional Intake coordinates referrals to CASA and all other major public providers of children's mental health treatment services in the Edmonton Capital Region.

  • Upon calling, Intake staff members will complete a telephone interview questionnaire.
  • Following the screening, referrals are sent to various children's and adolescent's mental health providers, including CASA, based on the unique conditions of each child, including where they live, the child's age, the presenting concern and any history of treatment.
  • Referrals sent to CASA by Children's Mental Health Intake are distributed to the appropriate CASA program where the program teams review and prioritize the referrals according to urgency of need and order of referral.
  • Families are encouraged to discuss their request for mental health services with their family doctor if they haven't already done so.
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