Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Mental Health

The psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) provides short-term stabilization for individuals that are already hospitalized and are extremely agitated and aggressive.

Qualified clinicians at the hospital provide assessment and treatment for individuals with mental illness. Once the individual’s illness has settled, arrangements will be made to have them return to the referring unit to continue their treatment process and safe return to the community.

Location, hours and contact information

East Coast Forensic Hospital
88 Gloria McCluskey Drive
Dartmouth, NS  B3B 2B8
Tel: 902-460-7300
Fax: 902-460-7343

How do I access this program?

This unit is for individuals already in the health care system and a psychiatric referral is required.