top of page

Other mental health resources



COAST provides services to people in the Niagara Region who are in crisis and have a mental health concern.

Call COAST at 1-866-550-5205, and press 1.

Mental Health Professionals work as a team in a unique partnership with police officers who are specially trained in mental health. Information is collected over the phone by a qualified health professional. If needed, the mobile team will assess the person in crisis in their community.

Ongoing telephone support and/or referral to appropriate follow-up services may be recommended to prevent further crisis.

COAST is not a rapid-response service. For life-threatening emergencies CALL 9-1-1.


The Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) is a partnership between Mental Health Workers at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and specially-trained officers of the Hamilton Police Service.  The program serves the residents of the City of Hamilton who have serious mental health issues and are in crisis.

bottom of page