The IWK Secure Care Unit (SCU) in Waterville is a three bed inpatient facility aimed at providing mental health care to adolescents that find themselves in trouble with the law. As such, it is the site of assessments and treatment of such individuals as usually requested by courts of law.
How we help
The SCU works in collaboration with the Department of Justice and is unique in that most of the youth it serves come from the judicial system. The hospital SCU is located inside the Nova Scotia Youth Centre (NSYC) to make the most efficient use of shared resources and services. The facilities are independently operated and managed such that young persons and forensic patients are always separated.
The multidisciplinary team consists of a forensic psychiatrist, a nurse practitioner, registered and licensed nurses, psychologist, social workers, and youth care workers.
The unit provides 24-7 structured, individualized program care in a secure environment
Accessing this Clinic, Program or Service
Our services are largely accessed through Court orders, conditions of a youth’s probation order or other divisions of Justice. For more information on our services and referrals, please call 902-491-2444.