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About Us

About Us

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is our region's 315-bed specialty mental health hospital. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay in Penetanguishene, the hospital is home to the Waypoint Research Institute and also has the province's only high secure forensic mental health program for clients served by both the mental health and justice systems. 

We provide an extensive range of both acute and longer term psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services to Simcoe County, Muskoka, part of Dufferin County and the southern portion of Parry Sound. 
The hospital is recognized for the provision of exceptional care to those most needing mental health services and for its contributions to the understanding of mental illness. 


General information and media inquiries can be sent to [email protected]

Our Communications and Fund Development Office will respond during business hours, Monday to Friday. Please do not use this email in an emergency or for confidential patient/client information.  

Confidential patient/client information requests should be directed to Clinical Information Services 

    By phone - 705-549-3181, ext. 2597
    Toll free - 1-877-341-4729 ext. 2597 
    By fax - 705-549-3778

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

Do you have a mental health emergency?

If you need emergency help, please call 911 or visit your closest emergency department.

For a mental health or addiction concern, the Canadian Mental Health Association Mental Health Crisis and Information Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at
or toll free at


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.