Mental Health and Addictions Open Access Counselling

Mental Health and Addictions walk-in clinics are now offered through Open Access Counselling at Community Mental Health and Addictions locations across the province.

Get mental health and addiction support when you need it.

At Open Access Counselling you can speak with a mental health or addictions counsellor. No appointment or referral is required. Simply drop in during the hours listed below.

Sessions last up to 60 minutes.There may be a small wait when you arrive, but you will be connected with a counsellor as soon as possible. 

What to expect

  • Client-centered approach: Your session focuses on your concerns and needs at the time. You are in control, guiding the appointment towards what matters most to you. 
  • Collaborative goal setting: You work with a clinician to set clear goals for the session and beyond, focusing on achievable steps for your wellness journey.
  • Strengths-based approach: We build on your strengths and what has worked well for you in the past, supporting your recovery in a positive and empowering way.
  • Exploration and planning: We will work together to identify resources, strengths and strategies to help you move forward and continue to feel supported outside of the session.
  • Evidence-based support: Open Access is grounded in evidence-based practices, meaning the intervention provided is supported by research and shown to be effective.
  • Flexibility: You do not need to commit to attending a certain number of sessions. You get to decide when and how often you access support. 

Further assessment, use of different approaches to therapy, or referral to a specific service can be carried out if you and your clinician agree they are necessary.

Locations and hours

Hours may change based on community need. Please call to confirm before visiting. 

Charlottetown

For addictions or substance use related concerns: 

Provincial Addictions Treatment Facility 
Telephone:  902-368-4120
2814 PE-215, Mount Herbert

  • Monday to Friday:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (please arrive by 3 p.m.)
  • This clinic will be closed on June 25 and 26. if you need immediate support call the Mental Health Help Line at 1-833-553-6983 or go to the Richmond Centre clinic .

For mental health concerns: 

Richmond Centre 
Telephone: (902) 368-4430
1 Rochford Street

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (please arrive by 3 p.m.)
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (please arrive by 5 p.m.)

McGill Centre (for individuals 16 and over)
Telephone: (902) 368-4911
55 McGill Avenue

  • Saturday:  1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Sunday:  1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  

Summerside

For mental health, addictions, or substance use related concerns: 

Prince County Hospital, Community Mental Health and Addictions entrance
Telephone: 902-888-8180
65 Roy Boates Avenue

  • Monday:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Tuesdays:  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (please arrive by 7 p.m.) 
  • Wednesday:   8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Thursdays:  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (please arrive by 7 p.m.)
  • Fridays:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Montague

For addictions or substance use related concerns: 

Community Mental Health and Addictions East 
Telephone: 902-838-0960
126 Douses Road 

  • Mondays: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

For mental health concerns: 

Community Mental Health and Addictions East 
Telephone: 902-838-0960
126 Douses Road 

  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
  • Thursdays: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (please arrive by 7 p.m.)

O'Leary

For mental health, addictions, or substance use related concerns:

O’Leary Community Health Centre 
Telephone: 902-853-8670
14 MacKinnon Drive

  • Wednesdays: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Call between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an appointment 

Alberton

For mental health, addictions, or substance use related concerns: 

Alberton Community Health Centre
Telephone: 902-853-8670
397 Church Street

  • Monday to Friday: Call between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an appointment 

 

If you need immediate assistance, call the Mental Health and Addictions Phone Line:1-833-553-6983.  Calls are answered by trained mental health professionals (a registered nurse or a social worker) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Published date: 
June 5, 2024
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