Crisis Resources

  • Dial “88” if you are using a campus phone or call 905-522-4135
  • Visit your local emergency department or call 911 (locations provided below)
  • Contact a nurse at Telehealth Ontario by dialing 1-866-797-0000
  • Call Good2Talk, the mental health helpline for university students at 1-866-925-5454
  • Contact a distress line (phone numbers provided below)
  • Call a mobile crisis response team (information below)

Emergency Departments

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton – 905-522-4941, 50 Charlton Avenue East, has Psychiatric Emergency Services available

McMaster Children’s Hospital – 905-529-2100, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton for Emergency Patients 17 and under

Distress lines

Operated by various agencies are open 24 hours a day if you need to talk to someone.

Oakville Distress Centre – 905-849-4541, also serves the Hamilton Area, more info available at

Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton Area – 905-525-4162, more info available at

Assaulted Women’s Helpline­ – 1-866-863-0511

Mobile crisis response team in Hamilton

St. Joseph’s Hospital Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST), 905-972-8338 24/7 service, more info available at

Crisis Resources in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

CAMH Distress Crisis Resources webpage lists a number of phone lines, response teams and hospitals in the GTA.

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