Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care

401 Sunset Dr
St Thomas, ON
N5R 3C6
519-646-6100 ext 49354
Administration: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Last updated: Jul 5, 2023: Suggest an edit

Eligibility - Population(s) Served

People on court ordered assessments, found either unfit to stand trial or not criminally responsible, or who have been transferred from correctional facilities requiring treatment under conditions of security


Most services covered by OHIP



Language Note

Interpretation available upon request * advance notice appreciated

Area(s) Served

Bruce, Elgin, Essex, Grey, Huron, Kent, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford, Perth and Kitchener-Waterloo


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Description of Services:

Mental health care for people who have come into contact with the law * 89-bed inpatient program including assessment, treatment and rehabilitation

  • Forensic Assessment Unit - Medium secure environment providing consultation and specialized assessments regarding fitness to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and sentencing to the justice system
  • Forensic Treatment Unit - Medium secure setting providing longer-term integrated treatment, rehabilitation, and support to clients on Ontario Review Board dispositions
  • Forensic Rehab Readiness Unit - Locked minimum secure unit with a lower level of security that reflects the improvement in clinical status of the clients and their changing Ontario Review Board dispositions
  • Forensic Rehabilitation Unit - Open minimum secure unit with a low level of security that reflects further clinical improvement and also development within the rehabilitation process

Forensic Outreach Program
- Intensive rehabilitation efforts continue within the community setting * skill training * ongoing forensic monitoring and risk assessment and management * team works closely with other community-based agencies

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About Us

The program's mission is to enable persons with mental health disorders who have been in conflict with the law to improve their functioning so they may be successful and satisfied in the roles and environments of their choice while receiving the support necessary to ensure the safety and security of staff, clients, and the public at large.

Last updated: Jul 5, 2023: Suggest an edit