OHIP Treatment Programs for Women

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Addiction Treatment Help, Alcohol Treatment, Blog | 0 comments

The caller in this blog, Miranda*, has so far stayed over 90 days in Bellwood and spent close to $50,000 on treatment. She relapsed after 7 months of sobriety and, now, her family has withdraw support. She’s been in the ER for alcohol 4 times in the last 30 days. Miranda is now looking for OHIP resources. Here’s the information we gave her:

To be admitted into a government funded program there are set of steps that need to be completed:

1. You will need to be sober (A medically-supervised withdrawal unit is suggested for those with severe alcohol use and dependency)
2. Once you are sober, book an appointment with a drug and alcohol counsellor at the closest local mental health and addiction office
3. The counsellor will likely (1) refer you to an outpatient program as an interim solution and (2) put you on a waitlist for a residential treatment program.
4. Once wait listed, it is important to stay sober before your intake date (which could be weeks to months). This means going to peer-support meetings, attending outpatient therapy, keeping busy and not becoming idle (e.g. volunteering, going to the gym, or anything that will keep you occupied until it’s treatment time).
5. Once in residential treatment, clients will spend their time in an intensified treatment program. With the pre-treatment sober time and new personal knowledge and understanding of coping, relapse prevention, and self-awareness, a person can hopefully return back home and learn to flourish in a life.

It will be beneficial to research the programs you may be referred to. Here are some questions to consider asking to ensure your needs are met once you start treatment.


This is the office for receiving outpatient programming and booking a referral appointment:

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) 
- Vaughan Location
4-2354 Major Mackenzie Drive
Maple, ON L6A 1W2
Phone: (905) 841-7007
Toll-Free: 1(800) 263-2288 ext.322

There are other offices around you, so if you don’t want to seek assistance at this office, use this link and see what other cities nearby you can assist you.


You or your healthcare provider can refer you to a withdrawal management (“detox”) facility. The Toronto Withdrawal Management Services System (central access number: 1-866-366-9513) is your connection to day, community and residential withdrawal management services. CAMH (below) provides non-medical withdrawal services; medications will not be prescribed.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

3rd floor – 60 White Squirrel Way 
Toronto, ON M4G 3Z1
Phone: (416) 535-8501 ext. 36071
 Toll-Free: 1(800) 463-2338 ext. 6616
Website: CAMH Medical Withdrawal Unit

Humber River Regional Hospital
Bridgewood Chemical Dependency Program
Elective Inpatient Withdrawal Program
2175 Keele Street
 Toronto, ON M6M 3Z4
Phone: (416) 658-2029
 Website: Mental Health and Addiction Services


Here is a list of all the OHIP-funded programs. Using this list of questions, you can start calling the programs listed below to see if they have a bed available sooner rather than later. Below is the link where I got these programs from. There are more options on this list, but they are either private treatment programs or faith-based programs. Since you mentioned you aren’t very interested in a faith-based program we haven’t included them, but they do offer cheaper long-term programs.

St. Joseph’s General Hospital Elliot Lake (Camillus Centre)
3-9 Oakland Boulevard Elliot Lake, ON P5A 2T1
Phone: (705) 848-2652 Phone: (705) 848-2129 ext. 242 (intake) Website: www.sjgh.ca

Homewood Addiction and Mental Health Division
150 Delhi Street Guelph, ON N1E 6K9
Phone: (519) 824-1010 ext.2551 (Intake) Toll-Free: 1(866) 839-2594
Fax: (519) 767-3533 E-Mail: admit@homewood.org
Website: www.homewood.org

Stonehenge Therapeutic Community
60 Westwood Road Guelph, ON N1H 7X3
Phone: (519) 837-1470 ext. 226 (women’s program)
Phone: (519) 837-1470 ext. 227 (men’s program)
Fax: (519) 837-3232 E-Mail: info@stonehengetc.com Website: www.stonehengetc.com

Womankind Addiction Service
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
431 Whitney Avenue Hamilton, ON L8S 2H6
Phone: (905) 521-9591 ext. 237 E-Mail: lwhalen@stjosham.on.ca
Website: http://www.stjoes.ca/default.asp?action=article&ID=626

Hope Place Centres Women’s Treatment Centre
9605 Regional Road 25 Milton, ON L9T 2X7
Phone: (905) 875-3214 ext.303 Toll-Free: 1(877) 399-7299
Fax: (905) 875-3635 E-Mail: intake@hopeplacecentres.org
Website: hopeplacecentres.org/womens_residential.html

Nipissing Detoxification and Substance Abuse Programs
North Bay General Hospital
A-120 King Street W North Bay, ON P1B 5Z7
Phone: (705) 476-6240 Fax: (705) 476-6136
E-Mail: ndsapinfo@nbgh.on.ca Website: North Bay Addiction Services

Empathy House of Recovery – Sunnyside Avenue
360 Sunnyside Avenue Ottawa, ON K1S 0S4
Phone: (613) 730-1350
E-Mail: empathyhouse@bellnet.ca

New Port Centre – Port Colborne General Hospital
260 Sugarloaf Street Port Colborne, ON L3K 2N7
Phone: (905) 378-4647 ext. 32500 Fax: (905) 834-3002
E-Mail: NewPortAdmin@niagarahealth.on.ca or Roberta.tayti@niagarahealth.on.ca
Website: www.niagarahealth.on.ca/services/addiction-recovery

Norfolk General Hospital – Holmes House
394 West Street Simcoe, ON N3Y 1T9
Phone: (519) 428-1911 Toll-Free: 1(888) 999-4966 Fax: (519) 428-7756
Website: http://www.ngh.on.ca/services/detox.html

Iris Addiction Recovery for Women
405 Ramsey Road Sudbury, ON P3E 2Z5
Phone: (705) 674-4193 Assessment Phone: (705) 674-5090
Fax: (705) 674-8002 Website: www.irisaddiction.ca E-Mail: iris@personainternet.com

Westover Treatment Centre
P.O. Box 8, 2 Victoria Street South Thamesville, ON N0P 2K0
Phone: (519) 692-5110 Toll-Free: 1(800) 721-3232 Fax: (519) 692-3138
E-Mail: Use form on the “contact” page
Website: www.westover-fdn.org

Sister Margaret Smith Centre – St. Joseph’s Care Group
301 Lillie Street N Thunder Bay, ON P7C 0A6
Phone: (807) 684-5100 E-Mail: mha@tbh.net

Centre de Reeducation Cor Jesus de Timmins Incorporee
Jubilee Centre Addiction Services
140 Jubilee Avenue W Timmins, ON P4N 4M9
Phone: (705) 268-2666 E-Mail: louise@jubileecentre.ca

CAMH Residential Service
60 White Squirrel Way Toronto, ON M4G 3Z1
Phone: (416) 535-8501 ext. 6616 Toll-Free: 1(800) 463-2338 ext. 6616

Jean Tweed Treatment Centre – Lakeshore Boulevard
3111 Lakeshore Boulevard W
 Toronto, ON M8V 1K8
Phone: (416) 255-7359 ext. 227 
E-Mail: intake@jeantweed.com

The Renascent Fellowship
Graham Munro Centre
356 Dundas Street W. 
Toronto, ON M5T 1G5
Phone: (647) 258-5960

Salvation Army Homestead- Toronto
160 Jarvis Road
Toronto, ON M5B 2E1
Phone: (416) 921-0953 ext. 33 
E-Mail: vmoore@salvationarmyhomestead.org

House of Friendship of Kitchener
 215 King Street S 
Waterloo, ON N2J 1R2
Phone: (519) 745-4691

Lakeridge Health Corporation – Pinewood Centre
Destiny Manor 118 Cochrane Street Whitby, ON L1N 5H8
Phone: (905) 668-1858 Toll-Free: 1(800) 825-6325

Brentwood Recovery Home 
2335 Dougall Avenue 
Windsor, ON N8X 1S9
Phone: (519) 253-2441 ext. 240 
E-Mail: email@brentwoodrecovery.com 

House of Sophrosyne
1771 Chappell Avenue
 Windsor, ON N9C 3E8
Phone: (519) 252-2711
 Toll-Free: 1(877) 533-9503


This is a link to the meetings within a 10 km range of Vaughan:

This is the GTA site for AA in case you want to look up other meetings:

If you don’t want to attend meetings in person, there are also these online meetings:
1. AAOnline.net
2. Lamplighters Group of Alcoholics Anonymous
3. Online Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

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