If your child is in imminent physical danger (moderate or
high suicide risk, actively self harming) or is at risk of seriously harming someone else, CALL 911 or go to the U of A Stollery ER or nearest
Emergency Department.


If your child is experiencing crisis or distress and you need immediate assistance, dial the Alberta Health Services Crisis/Distress Lines for Edmonton: 780-482-4357; 780-342-7777

For mental health advice or information, dial the Alberta Health Services Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642

Referral Pathway

The admission process is dependent on the age of your child.

Here's how it works:

  • For children 0-5 years of age, please see below.

  • For children 5-18 years of age, call Child and Adolescent Mental Health Intake at 780-342-2701.

Please Note: Certain CASA programs have their own referral pathway. Refer to the programs page for more specific information on each program's referral pathway. 

For children 0-5 years old

Children 0-5 years old are referred directly to CASA by the parents/guardians:

1. Download and fill out the IPS Intake Form and send it by fax or mail to the address below.
3. If you do not have access to a printer and would like an Intake Form mailed to you, please call CASA at 780-400-4503

4. If you are a physician referring a child, please have the family fill out the intake form and fax or mail to the address below. 

CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health (CASA Centre)
10645-63 Avenue NW

Edmonton, AB T6H 1P7
Fax: 780-435-6261

What happens when your child comes to CASA?

When you bring your child to CASA:


  • He or she is assessed by a mental  health therapist who specializes in working with infants and preschoolers. The therapist may be a nurse, a social worker, an occupational therapist, a psychologist or a psychiatrist.

  • A treatment plan is developed in collaboration with the family.

  • Families are encouraged to discuss their request for mental health services with their family doctor if they haven't already done so.

For children 5-18 years old

Children 5-18 years old are referred to CASA through the Alberta Health Services' Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Mental Health Intake Office.

You can:

Call Children's Mental Health Intake  
Northgate Health Centre
2020-9499 137 Ave NW Edmonton, Alberta

T5E 5R8 

Note: Families can self-refer to CASA's FASTRACS and CAMP Programs. Download the CAMP referral form or the FASTRACS referral form and fax to CASA Intake at 780-435-6261.

What happens at Children's Mental Health Intake?

Regional Intake coordinates referrals to CASA and all other major public providers of children's mental health treatment services in the Edmonton Capital Region.

  • Upon calling, Intake staff members will complete a telephone interview questionnaire.

  • Following the screening, referrals are sent to various children's and adolescent's mental health providers, including CASA, based on the unique conditions of each child, including where they live, the child's age, the presenting concern and any history of treatment.

  • Referrals sent to CASA by CYF Mental Health Intake are distributed to the appropriate CASA program.

  • Families are encouraged to discuss their request for mental health services with their family doctor if they haven't already done so.