About Us

About Us


Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is an internationally recognized psychiatric hospital and forensic mental health research facility located on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay in the Town of Penetanguishene.

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. In addition, Waypoint provides the province’s only high secure forensic mental health program for clients 
served by both the mental health and justice systems. 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. 

Waypoint lobby

General information and media inquiries regarding Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care programs and services can be directed to 
info@waypointcentre.ca and will be responded to by the Communications and Fund Development Office 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    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
705-728-5044
or toll free at
1-888-893-8333

 

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.