The Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit (CAPU) is an inpatient facility situated in the Moncton Hospital, serving children and adolescents from nine to sixteen years of age. The bed capacity is six with a two-bed observation unit. Patients are referred from the Community Mental Health Centres or physicians when all regional resources have been exhausted in addressing psychiatric diagnoses and treatment recommendations.
The unit provides assessment and treatment, including pharmacology, individual, group and family interventions. Outreach services are provided to clinicians at Community Mental Health Centres, physicians, and other service providers by tele-conferencing. Educational counseling sessions on mental illness, support, medication management and other psychosocial treatment guidelines are provided to families. Also, clinical training sessions are held periodically through on-site workshops for mental health clinicians and physicians.