Mental Health

Mental Health is a state of emotional, physical, social, and spiritual well-being. Many factors such as stress, change and situations outside of our control can affect our mental health. As such, any person, at any age, can experience a mental health problem, that with the right support can be effectively managed. Mental illnesses, however, are diagnosable conditions that significantly affect someone’s ability to think, feel, relate with others and function in their daily life. These illnesses may be occasional or more long lasting such as anxiety disorder, clinical depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The Government of Trinidad and Tobago offers a range of free services for the prevention and treatment of mental illnesses to all citizens.

How do I access mental health care?

If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness or you feel you may have a mental health problem that requires treatment, you can access mental health care simply by visiting one of the mental health facilities in your community listed in the "Where can I access mental health care?" section below. Most community mental health facilities provide a “walk-in” service while others may require a referral letter from your GP or primary care doctor. Feel free to contact the facility beforehand using the directory below.

Urgent Care

If a person may be at risk of harming themselves (e.g. suicide attempt) or harming someone else (e.g. erratic, violent or bizarre behavior) they can be taken to the nearest emergency department at a General hospital where they will be assessed and treated. Where necessary, patients may be admitted for further assessment, care and management. In extreme cases where it is not possible to bring someone to the hospital, two psychiatric doctors (one must be employed in the public sector) must certify that the person has a mental illness and requires urgent treatment. An apprehension order will be issued and Mental Health Officers will apprehend the person for admission to a health facility. Please note that patients who are involuntarily admitted are managed at the facility until health care professionals determine that they can safely return to their homes.

What kind of treatment is available?

As an inpatient (someone admitted to a hospital ward for a period of time) or an outpatient (someone accessing treatment while living at home or in the community) treatment can include:

  • Medical care (management of pre-existing medical conditions)
  • Medication (where appropriate)
  • Psychological Interventions (individual psychotherapy, group therapy etc.)
  • Social Work Interventions (liaison to social services, family counselling, treatment compliance support etc.)
  • Rehabilitative Interventions (occupational therapy, creative arts therapy, memory clinic services, speech and language therapy etc.)

Where can I access mental health care?

Inpatient treatment for extended periods of time is available only at the St. Ann's Hospital. St. Ann's Psychiatric Hospital St. Ann's Road St. Ann's Trinidad Tel. (868) 624-1151 Opening hours: 24 hours For a list of other mental health facility locations, please see the section below.

Where can I find more information?

For more information, please contact the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health or access information on free mental health resources, including suicide prevention resources HERE !

Contact Information

Ministry of Health
4 - 6 Queen's Park East
Port of Spain
Phone: (868) 217-4664 Ext. 12502 - 12510

Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday except public holidays.

FindcareTT National Emergency & Crisis Mental Health Services Directory

Click below to view and download the FindcareTT National Emergency & Crisis Mental Health Services Directory.

CLICK HERE for more Suicide Prevention Information and materials

Trinidad and Tobago Mental Health Care Facility Listing

North West Regional Health Authority

Facility / ServiceArea / District ServedAddressTelephoneDays/Hours of OperationDescription of Services
St Ann's Psychiatric HospitalNational ServiceSt Ann's Road, St Ann's624-1151 to 5
Ext: 3333 / 323-0624-7834
24 HoursSpecialised Psychiatric Consultation and assessment, Forensic Services, Psychology, Psychiatric Social Work.
Barataria Mental Health & Wellness CentreLaventille/San Juan to St Joseph Bridge135 Eastern Main Road, Barataria325-8883 (downstairs)
325-9263 (upstairs)
mental.healthservices@nwrha.gov.tt
Monday-Friday
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Community based mental health care, psychiatric outpatient clinic mental health promotion.
Pembroke Street Mental Health & Wellness CentreSt George West, Port of Spain69-75 Pembroke Street, Port of Spain623-9084 (same)Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm Outpatient Clinic Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the monthCommunity-based mental health care, psychiatric outpatient clinic, counseling services.
Diego Martin Health and Wellness CentreDiego MartinWendy Fitzwilliam Blvd, Diego Martin488-1502Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pmCommunity-based mental health care, psychiatric outpatient clinic, counseling services.
Child Guidance ClinicNWRHA ERHA NCRHA74 Pembroke Street, Port of Spain623-2348 624-5257Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pmReferral and walk in service for children up to 18 years, mental health assessment including challenging behavior and psychological testing.


North Central Regional Health Authority

Facility / ServiceArea / District ServedAddressTelephoneDays/Hours of OperationDescription of Services
Arima Psychiatric Out-Patient ClinicArima, BlanchisseuseArima Health Facility, Queen Mary Avenue,Arima662-46072nd and 4th Wednesday of the monthPsychiatric Outpatient Clinic.
Chaguanas Psychiatric Out-Patient ClinicChase Village, Chaguanas, Montrose, Ravine Stable Up to Las Lomas #2 Ankavilla Building, 8 Endeavour Road, Chaguanas305-6419Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm Outpatient Clinic Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 am-4:00 pmPsychiatric Outpatient Clinic, Counseling Music and Art Therapy, Home Visits.
Arima Rehabilitation CentreReferrals from St Ann's Psychiatric HospitalTumpuna Road, Arima643-235024 HoursPsychosocial Rehabilitation which aims to educate clients about their illness, teach social and independent living skills and prepare clients for independent living.
Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment CentreNational ServiceWard 2 Caura Hospital, Royal Road, Caura645-1405 662-2211 645-3919 Ward Ext: 3026 Centre Ext: 3024Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm Outpatient Clinic Mondays & Wednesdays 8:00 am-4:00 pmProvides treatment of drug/alcohol dependent patients, gambling and sex addiction.
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex Outpatient ClinicNCRHAUriah Butler Highway, Champs Fleurs(868) 645-3232 Ext: 2196Monday & Wednesday 1:00 pm 4:00 pmPatients Referred from Inpatient Unit and other services within NCRHA and nationally.
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex In-Patient UnitNCRHAUriah Butler Highway, Champs Fleurs(868) 645-3232 Ext: 219624 hoursAdult psychiatric in patient services.
CALM Clinic and Liaison ClinicCurepe, St. Joseph 1 & 2Mount Hope Women's Hospital, Women's Centre397-7016; 489-1168Thursdays 8:00 am 4:00 pmIntegrated Primary Care and Psychiatry Adolescent Mental Health Services at CALM Unit.
Tacarigua Psychiatric Out-Patient ClinicSt. George EastTacarigua Health Centre, El Dorado Road, Tacarigua325- 8781Thursdays at El dorado rd.Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic, Home Visits, Counseling


Eastern Regional Health Authority

Facility / ServiceArea / District ServedAddressTelephoneDays/Hours of OperationDescription of Services
Sangre Grande Enhanced Health Centre Community Mental Health ServicesSt. Andrew, St. David, Nariva, MayaroOjo Road, Sangre Grande226-1102 Ext: 9642Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm , Outpatient Clinic Every Friday except on 5th Fridays & Public Holidays 8:00 am-4:00 pmInformation Desk, Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic, Rehabilitation, Counseling, Home Visits.
Rio Claro Psychiatric Out-Patient ClinicRio ClaroRio Claro Health Centre, Corner De Verteuil & Dougdeen Street, Rio Claro644-2236Outpatient Clinic Every 2nd Thursday of the month 8:00 am-4:00 pm Depot Clinic/Injections Every 2nd Wednesday of the month 8:00 am 2:00 pmPsychiatric Outpatient Services, Injections, Counseling.


South West Regional Health Authority

Facility / ServiceArea / District ServedAddressTelephoneDays/Hours of OperationDescription of Services
Area Hospital, Point FortinSt. PatrickVolunteer Road,Point Fortin225-4325 Ext: 4168Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm Outpatient Clinic 1st & 3rd Thursdays 8:00 am-12:00 pmPsychiatric Out Patient Clinic, Home Visits, Counseling, Social Work Services.
Cedros Health CentreSt. PatrickSt. Marie Road,Bonasse690-14403rd Fridays 8:00 am-12:00 pmPsychiatric Out Patient Clinic, Home Visits, Counseling, Social Work Services.
Princes Town District Health FacilityVictoriaCircular Road, Princes Town225-4325 Option 3 Ext: 3827Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00pm Outpatient Clinic Tuesdays 8:00 am-12:00 pmPsychiatric Out Patient Clinic, Home Visits, Counseling, Social Work Services.
Rochard Douglas Health CentreVictoriaRochard Douglas Rd. Princes Town226-55711st & 3rd Wednesdays 8:00 am-1:00 pmPsychiatric Out Patient Clinic, Home Visits, Counselling, Social Work Services.
Couva District Health FacilityCaroniBalmain Road,Couva636-4033 Option 4 Ext: 39221st & 3rd Tuesdays 2nd & 4th Tuesdays (New Cases) 8:00 am-12:00 pmPsychiatric Out Patient Clinic, Home Visits, Counselling, Social Work Services.
Child Guidance ClinicVictoriaChaconia Avenue & Prince Albert Street,Pleasantville225-4325 Ext: 4306Wednesdays (Follow-ups) Thursdays (New Cases)The services of the Child Psychiatrist, Psychologists and Psychiatric Social Workers are available to children and adolescents, as well as, their families.
Couva Extended Care CentreCouva and EnvironsCaroni Grant Street, Couva777-0746/225-4325 Ext: 5660/ 5661/566224 HoursOccupational Therapy to enable persons in everyday living to perform, modify or adapt their skills and activities in order to live healthier, and more productive lives.
Point Fortin Extended Care CentreSt. Patrick, Point Fortin and EnvironsSt. Patrick - West Warden Road, Point Fortin648-2126/225-4325 Ext: 565124 HoursOccupational Therapy to enable persons in everyday living to perform, modify or adapt their skills and activities in order to live healthier, and more productive lives.
San Fernando Community Mental Health CentreVictoriaParadise Pasture, Independence Avenue, San Fernando225-4325 Ext: 3057 / 3371Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pmCommunity Mental Health Services including Mental Health promotion and community outreach
Psychiatric Outpatient ClinicVictoriaParadise Pasture, Independence Avenue, San Fernando225-4325 Ext: 3057 / 3371Wednesdays 8:00 am-12:00 pmPsychiatric Social work services, conselling, home visits, mental health assessment, medication treatment.
Substance AbuseVictoriaParadise Pasture, Independence Avenue, San Fernando225-4325 Ext: 3057 / 3371Mondays (Clinic) 8:00 am-12:00 pm Support Group 2nd and 4th Fridays 9:00 am-11:00 amProvides treatment and therapeutic support of drug/ alcohol dependent patients.
Memory ClinicVictoriaParadise Pasture, Independence Avenue, San Fernando225-4325 Ext: 3057 / 3371Tuesdays 8:00 am-12:00 pm Support Group 1 st Tuesday of every monthRehabilitation and Treatment for patients with memory loss and dementia.
Ward 1 In Patient UnitVictoriaGround Floor,Independence Avenue. San Fernando225-4325 Ext: 3220/3221/ 3222/ 322424 HoursInpatient care for patients diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Patients also receive occupational therapy services while warded.
South Oropouche Health CentreSt. PatrickMain Road, South Oropouche677-73052nd Fridays 8:00 am-12:00 pmHome Visits, Counseling Psychiatric Out Patient Clinic, Social Work Services.
Siparia District Health FacilitySt. PatrickCorner High Street & Grell Street, Siparia649-1196 Ext: 4510Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm Outpatient Clinic 1st & 3rd Thursdays (New Cases) 2nd & 4th Thursdays (Re-visits) Occupational Therapy Tuesdays 9:00 amPsychiatric Out Patient Clinic, Home Visits, Counseling, Social Work Services.


Tobago Regional Health Authority

Facility / ServiceArea / District ServedAddressTelephoneDays/Hours of OperationDescription of Services
Scarborough General HospitalTobagoConnector Road, Signal Hill, Tobago660-4744 Ext: 3156,3157Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pmInformation Desk. Assessment, Treatment, Counselling & Drug Abuse Intervention
Psychiatric Assessments & TreatmentTobagoConnector Road, Signal Hill, Tobago660-4744 Ext: 3154/3157Wednesdays 8:00 am-1:00 pmPsychiatric Assessment / Intervention & Treatment with Consultants & Department Doctors.
Psychotherapy & CounsellingTobagoConnector Road, Signal Hill, Tobago660-4744 Ext: 3154/3157Appointments only 8:00 am-4:00 pmPsychological Testing, Assessment and Therapy/Treatment.
Occupational TherapyTobagoConnector Road, Signal Hill, Tobago660-4744 Ext: 3177/3182Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:00 pmAssessments / Evaluations activities in daily living and Interventions in life skills training, cognitive rehab, support employment and social and interpersonal skills training.
Scarborough General Hospital In-Patient UnitTobagoConnector Road, Signal Hill, Tobago660-4744 Ext: 3157/3152 /316624 HoursAcute psychiatric care. All types of Admissions.
Scarborough Health Centre-Mental Health Dept. (Main Community psychiatric clinic)Bacolet and EnvironsSunstone Blvd Bacolet, Tobago660-7000 Ext: 4220 4218Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pmMental Health Clinic. Assessments, Therapeutic Support for dialysis patients, Group Therapy.
Psychiatric Treatment and PsychotherapyBacolet and EnvironsSunstone Blvd Bacolet, Tobago660-7000 Ext: 4220 4218Fridays 8:00 am-1:00 pmPsychiatric Social work services, counselling, home visits, mental health assessment, medication treatment.
Substance Abuse ClinicBacolet and EnvironsSunstone Blvd Bacolet, Tobago660-7000 Ext: 4220 4218Thursdays 8:00 am-1:00 pmPsychiatric Social work services, counselling, home visits, mental health assessment, medication treatment
Memory/ Alzheimer's ClinicBacolet and EnvironsSunstone Blvd Bacolet, Tobago660-7000 Ext: 4220 4218Wednesdays 8:00 am-1:00 pmRehabilitation and Treatment for patients with memory loss and dementia.
Roxborough Health CentreRoxboroughWindward Road Roxborough,Tobago660-22192nd Mondays of the month 9:00 am-1:00 pmMental Health Outpatient ClinicPsychiatric Treatment & Psychotherapy.
Bethel Health CentreBethelSimon Lawrence St. Bethel, Tobago639-85801st Thursdays of the month 8:00 am-12:00 amMental Health Outpatient ClinicPsychiatric Treatment & Psychotherapy.
Canaan Health CentreCanaan/Bon AccordGuy Street, Canaan, Tobago639-88293rd Mondays of the month 1:00 pm-4:00 pmMental Health Outpatient ClinicPsychiatric Treatment & Psychotherapy.
Mason Hall Health CentreMason Hall / Moriah, ScarboroughNorthside Road, Mason Hall635-16222nd Thursdays of the month 12:30 pm 4:00 pmMental Health Outpatient ClinicPsychiatric Treatment & Psychotherapy Schizophrenia: Support group (Social Workers).
Child and Adolescent CentreTobagoAdministrative Building Fort Street, Scarborough, Tobago660-4744 Ext: 3400 & 3401Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pmAssessment & Treatment, Family Intervention Counselling, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy

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