The Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre (SAFPC) provides the following service:
Patients can be admitted from general psychiatric units when charged with a detainable offence and certified under the Mental Health Act.
Deputy Directors from correctional institutions can request a patient to be transferred to SAFPC for stabilization if needed.
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.
Referrals are typically made through the court system. Lawyers, police, probation, or parole can request the assessment be ordered.
Directors of correctional facilities may request that a patient be sent to our facility for psychiatric stabilization.
Referrals are received through the justice system or solicitor general. All referrals are triaged on a weekly basis.