Specific Care for Individual Patients

We have a wide range of programs and services available so that our patients get specific care according to their personal needs. The Centre encompasses a group of modern facilities and highly trained medical professionals in a range of specialties including:

  • Seniors Mental Health
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Concurrent Disorders
  • Telemental Health
Adult Psychiatry

Did you know that one in five adults will suffer a mental disorder in their lifetime?

*According to the Canadian Mental Health Association

In the Adult Psychiatry Centre, we care for people who may be in a situational crisis in their life or they're living with a recurring problem related to a mental illness.

For patients with severe and persistent mental illness, The Centennial Centre provides rehabilitation services in three units. We also provide a dual diagnosis program, which provides treatment to patients to integrate psychiatric and substance use disorder treatment.

Seniors Mental Health

In our Seniors Mental Health Program, 125 Albertans over the age of 65 receive treatment for psychiatric illnesses such as dementia and mood and thought disorders. The program has three psychiatrists and two doctors as well as a team of outreach nurses, who are able to meet with families, provide support, answer questions, and explain diagnoses regarding specific psychiatric illnesses.

The staff involved in the Seniors Mental Health Program work closely with families and other caregivers to provide the appropriate care regarding specialized assessments. Outreach Nurses are also able to take incoming calls from the public, and identify steps which help to take care of elderly persons outside of the facility.

The Halvar Jonson Centre for Brain Injury

This program offers three services: Inpatient Slow Stream Rehabilitation, Consultation Services, and Education Curriculum.

Inpatient Slow Stream Rehabilitation
Serves clients with non-progressive brain injury between the ages of 16 and 65 years of age who are medically stable. After assessment, an individualized treatment program chosen, where therapy may address physical, cognitive, behavioural, and social challenges the patient may face. The inpatient rehabilitation program has many specialized service teams so that the patient is able to get correct and specific treatment. These teams include Swallowing and Meal Management (SAMM), Spasticity Management, Rehabilitation Technologies, and the Sexual Health Initiative.

Consultation Services
Serves clients with non-progressive acquired brain injuries between the ages of 16 and 65 years of age who are not appropriate for inpatient services. A consultation consists of an assessment completed by our staff that is forwarded on to the referring physician so the patient receives appropriate care; whether it is cognitive, behavioural, or physical. A physical assessment may review medical management, medication, spasticity (botox) or bracing and adaptive devices.

Education Curriculum
The brain injury curriculum is designed to provide knowledge for the general public about the mechanisms, effect, and rehabilitation of brain injury. It is comprised of 16 sessions that are broadcast over the Telemental Health videoconference system.

Telemental Health

Telemental Health opens access for rural communities that may not normally have access to mental health experts. Patients can connect with psychiatrists through a videoconferencing system called Telemental Health. Many of the services the Centennial Centre offers can be utilized via Telemental Health. In fact, many patients actually prefer Telemental Health over a face-to-face session.

If a person wishes to use Telemental Health, their doctor may set up an appointment to talk to a psychiatrist over Telemental Health. The communication system uses televisions and video cameras so that participants can see and hear each other from separate locations.