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About Us

About Us

Waypoint is a 315-bed academic and teaching hospital providing specialty mental health and addiction services and geriatric services for Simcoe County, Muskoka and central Ontario, as well as forensic mental health services for all of Ontario. Our main campus, which includes the Waypoint Research Institute, is located on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay in the Town of Penetanguishene.

As a regional provider of specialized services, the hospital has an extensive range of acute and longer-term psychiatric inpatient, outpatient, and community-based programs to meet the diverse needs of people of all ages, cultures and identities. Our team of forward-thinking experts provides leadership to the broader healthcare system. We harness partnership, innovation and research to advance understanding of mental health and addictions and improve lives locally and around the world.

    Accredited with Exemplary Standing  HIMSS Stage 6 
     Excellence Canada Certificate of Merit  Quality Healthcare Workplace Award 2015 Gold

The Waypoint Story

A Waypoint is a reference point for navigation, whether nautical or in finding your way on a road or journey. Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is situated on beautiful Georgian Bay, a nautical location capturing the healing power often associated with water. It represents a safe harbour, a guiding light or safe stopping point during a storm, helping define the hospital's role in the journey of treatment and recovery from mental illness.