Bellwood Health Services

Toronto’s leading treatment for lasting recovery.

Evidence-based treatment for addiction and mental health disorders in the heart of the city.

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Location: Toronto Ontario

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Effective Treatment Programs for your Recovery  

At Bellwood Health Services, we have created and administered treatment programs for addiction and related mental health disorders for over 40 years. Our evidence-based treatment model is rooted in the the work of our co-founder, Dr. Gordon Bell, a pioneer in addiction rehab and treatment in Ontario. Bellwood, as an addiction treatment rehab centre, is defined by our long-standing experience, combined with our commitment to excellent patient care.

Addiction impacts every area of a person’s life. We believe that addiction rehab treatment programs should therefore be holistic and should address our patients’ psychological wellbeing, physical health, social world, and spiritual life. This comprehensive biopsychosocial approach is reflected in our inter-professional team of counsellors, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, nutritionists, family therapists, and physical recreational professionals. We strive to be strengths-based in our approach, believing that patients possess strengths and skills that can be built upon to serve their recoveries.

Bellwood’s Legacy of Pioneering Addiction & Mental Health Treatment in Toronto

Bellwood Health Services stands as a cornerstone in Toronto’s addiction and mental health treatment landscape, embodying a legacy of innovation, dedication, and holistic care.

For decades, we’ve offered treatment programs that provide immersive, 24/7 care. This unwavering commitment to intensive support ensures that both addiction and mental health disorders are addressed in tandem, drawing upon the latest scientific insights and evidence-based methodologies. This combination of tradition and innovation sets Bellwood apart.

PERSONALIZED CARE
Each experience with addiction or a mental health disorder is unique. It’s why recognizing the diverse challenges faced by our patients is key to effective treatment. Our personalized care offers the best chance at recovery. And this personal touch extends beyond patients’ time at our facility. Our 1-year Aftercare program is designed to support our alumni as they navigate the complexities of life post-treatment, ensuring a seamless transition and continued growth.

THE POWER OF COMMUNITY
A strong, supportive community is integral to the Bellwood experience. Through peer groups and our Thrive Recovery Community, we foster a culture of mutual support and encouragement. This network of care provided our alumni with the best chance at long-lasting recovery.

Bellwood as an Inpatient Facility

For drug and alcohol addiction rehab, mental health treatment, or a combination of the two, comprehensive care is often most beneficial. Our inpatient treatment programs offer an immersive environment, 24/7 care, and ongoing medical support.

As an EHN Canada network facility, Bellwood is held to the highest standards and is often recognized as one of the most effective inpatient addiction rehab centres in Toronto. Located next to the tranquil Sunnybrook Park, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, our inpatient facility is an ideal environment for healing

Here, we offer integrated treatment programs that treat drug or alcohol addiction together with concurrent mental health disorders — including PTSD, depression and anxiety. And  for those who are struggling but not experiencing addiction, we offer mental health based programs on their own. Our licensed and accredited staff of multidisciplinary professionals deliver both group-based treatment and individual therapy that solidifies skills and explores individualized needs.

We are constantly and actively measuring patient outcomes to further improve our evidence-based treatment and achieve the best possible results for patients.

If a more flexible treatment program better suits your family, life or work situation, our Intensive Outpatient Program may be a better fit for you. Take this short quiz to find out.

Overcoming Addiction with Bellwood’s Evidence-based Approaches

At Bellwood Health Services, we harness the power of evidence-based approaches in confronting addiction and mental health disorders. As one of the leading Canadian treatment facilities, we are committed to offering comprehensive, research-driven programs. 

TREATMENT METHODS
We utilize proven therapeutic models like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). These methods have proven to patients reshape thought patterns, enabling them to develop robust coping mechanisms and help achieve greater emotional balance.

Recognizing the intricate relationship between addiction and coexisting mental health disorders, Bellwood takes pride in its holistic dual diagnosis treatment. This integrated approach ensures that both the addiction and any underlying mental health issues are addressed concurrently – providing a more complete path to recovery.

GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL THERAPY
Our approach is further enriched by a combination of group and individual therapy sessions. These platforms encourage shared experiences and individualized treatment plans, ensuring every patient feels seen, heard, and understood. To further empower our patients, we offer extensive guidance on the nuances of the recovery journey, from understanding the nature of addiction and the mechanics of rehab to the specifics of a medical detox and intervention strategies.

RELAPSE PREVENTION AND AFTERCARE
But our commitment doesn’t end when the formal treatment concludes. Bellwood emphasizes the importance of relapse prevention and robust Aftercare, ensuring that our patients have the tools for their lifelong journeys of recovery. By fostering resilience and providing continuous support, we stand beside our patients every step of the way.

Our Passionate, Multidisciplinary Team at Bellwood Health Services

Our staff are all fully accredited with Accreditation Canada, in addition to our own necessary qualifications. Bellwood’s on-site staff includes medical doctors who specialize in addiction medicine, alongside nurses, psychiatrists, counsellors and therapists.

Addiction rehab and mental health treatment at Bellwood goes beyond strictly medical needs. To strengthen our patients’ general wellbeing, the team at Bellwood includes occupational therapists, registered dietitians, physical recreation professionals, qigong and yoga teachers and more.

Celebrating Recovery Success Stories at Bellwood in Toronto

Located in the heart of Toronto, Bellwood Health Services stands as a testament to the determination of countless individuals who’ve reclaimed their lives after struggles with addiction and mental health disorders. With a history of pioneering treatment, Bellwood has offered a path to recovery for many. Driven by compassion and unwavering commitment, our dedicated team is the cornerstone of our exceptional patient care. Woven into our history is the tapestry of success stories told by each of our patients. At Bellwood, we don’t just treat. We celebrate every triumph, knowing that each success story can, in turn, inspire countless others. 

Recovery is possible. We can help.

Jason BoardJason Board ★★★★★ There is no better, well facilitated, welcoming, and open recovery facility in the world.Whatever your issue, Bellwood will help with an understanding of cause, and teach you the skills necessary to gain control of your life.Jo-Anne SmithJo-Anne Smith ★★★★★ Naturally I was terrified walking through the doors to the intake. I’m glad I did and stuck to it. I’m happy healthy and beginning a new life journey. Everyone I met were friendly and helpful. I would like to thank Jo, Gill and Sara-Jane. Your kindness and guidance will never be forgotten.Darryl McGilveryDarryl McGilvery ★★★★★ Bellwood left an impression on me that i will take with me for the rest of my life. The staff are warm and welcoming, emotionally in touch with clients needs and never once did i feel like i was being judged. Additionally, the culture of the community here is warm and welcoming, if there are any peer concerns staff address the issue accordingly. I look forward to returning as an alumni volunteer.Josh BigbloodJosh Bigblood ★★★★★ Being here in Bellwood has great experience and staff helping and comforting experience, learning new ways to cope and dealing with emotions/traumas.Im truly thankful and grateful for the help they've givenTobi Diaz-LopezTobi Diaz-Lopez ★★★★★ This is my first time going to treatment and I’ve learned more than I expected. I’m grateful for the skills that I’m learning. I’m not done yet and I would totally recommend this place to anyone who hurts and wants to stop trying to escape their lives. I wish everyone from my community could come here with the desire for a better life. If you are reading this I send my love and you are on the right track and I wish you the best.Kyle MoteKyle Mote ★★★★★ I came to Bellwood in early September. This had been my first time in treatment.I had applied elsewhere but was on a wait list with no expected date for intake.After speaking with Bellwood, I was admitted within 3 days, to allow myself time to get my affairs in order before beginning my 6 week program.Bellwood far exceeds any expectations I had forseen. The caring staff, nurses, doctors, counselors (support and primary), and kitchen staff have been incredible. Bellwood understands the importance of Fellowship within the community of clients. I am so grateful for my experience here, and would by far recommend to anyone seeking treatment.Jane Anne EganJane Anne Egan ★★★★★ Beautiful grounds for a private visit.js_loader

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Overcoming Addiction with Bellwood's Evidence-based Approaches

Every individual’s journey to recovery is unique. With Bellwood Health Service’s approach to treatment honed over the past 40 years, we incorporate a range of services crafted to meet diverse needs. 

With compassion and a deep understanding of addiction and mental health disorders, our team of dedicated counsellors, doctors, nurses, and therapists collaborates to create comprehensive treatment plans. Whether it’s substance abuse, PTSD, depression, anxiety, or other concurrent mental health disorders, our evidence-based programs are designed to address the underlying issues – not just the symptoms.  

At Bellwood in Toronto, individuals find comfort in a supportive community focused on re-building lives damaged by substance abuse and mental health disorders. Here, we listen, understand, and craft a path to recovery that respects and honours each individual’s experiences and challenges. 

With Bellwood, each individual is not just another patient. Each has a unique story and we’re here to help write your next chapter.

Programs available at Bellwood Health Services

Learn More about Bellwood Health Services


How it Works

Pre-Screening Assessment

Find out if our program is right for you.

Care Plan

Meet with our addiction recovery team to build your treatment plan.

Detox & Stabilization

If struggling with substance use, you’ll prepare for rehab with 24/7 nursing support and supervision.

Treatment

Heal at Bellwood using a tried and tested, therapy-intensive program.

Family Participation

We invite your family to learn how to support you in your recovery.

Relapse Prevention Plan

Work with our therapists to develop a plan that will work for you.

Aftercare

Leave Bellwood with a schedule of maintenance sessions and access to alumni support.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does treatment cost?

    At Bellwood, we have different types of treatment programs with different lengths, so there is no set price for treatment but will vary depending on each situation. Bellwood also exclusively offers OHIP-funded beds. Learn more about pricing by contacting our admissions team at 1-800-387-6198.

  • Am I allowed to bring my cell phone to treatment?

    No cell phones are allowed while in treatment. All devices should be left in a safe space or with a loved one.

  • Is chewing tobacco allowed during treatment?

    Chewing tobacco is not allowed during treatment at Bellwood.

  • Is Bellwood a co-ed facility?

    Yes, Bellwood Health Services is a co-ed facility.

  • Do you need a referral from a doctor or therapist to come to Bellwood?

    No, you do not need a referral from a doctor or therapist to come to Bellwood.

  • Do you offer group therapy?

    All of Bellwood’s treatment programs offer group therapy sessions. There is evidence supporting the importance and effectiveness of group therapy such as fostering belongingness and creating hope. Read why group therapy is effective here.

  • Are the rooms single or double?

    Bellwood offers both single and double rooms. Please contact Bellwood admissions at 1-800-387-6198 who will provide you with more information about accommodation.

  • Do you treat concurrent disorders? (Mental health and addiction treatment)

    Yes, all Bellwood programs treat concurrent addiction and mental health disorders, except for our Mood and Anxiety program. Learn more about the concurrent disorders program here.

  • Do you offer detox?

    Yes, Bellwood offers medically-supervised detox.

  • What kinds of treatment do you offer?

    Bellwood offers a wide array of treatments for those dealing with addiction and mental health disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, OCD, PTSD, and behavioural addictions like eating disorders. Learn more about Bellwood’s treatment programming here.

  • Can I use my company's health insurance to pay for treatment?

    This is dependent on insurance plan to insurance plan. Some company health insurance may pay for treatment, but to be certain contact your insurance provider and inquire if they cover non-publicly funded treatment. If yes, then they can cover treatment. Some health insurance may only cover part of treatment, meaning the ministry of health will cover the remaining portion which in some cases can delay when you receive treatment. Please call our admissions team at 1-800-387-6198 to learn more about your options.

  • Can I use insurance to pay for treatment?

    Bellwood’s treatment programs can vary in coverage depending on your insurance plan. Contact the Bellwood team so they can help understand your coverage. You can contact them at 1-800-387-6198.

  • How long are the stays?

    There is no set date for how long a stay would be. This is all dependent on each individual’s situation. Stays can vary from a 4-day detox to 64-day treatment or longer. Learn more about your situation and the appropriate treatment plan by contacting 1-800-387-6198.

  • Is there a waitlist to get inpatient treatment?

    Occupancy rates for inpatient programs vary. Please contact Bellwood admissions at 1-800-387-6198 for information about program availability and to explore your options.

  • Does OHIP cover inpatient treatment?

    Bellwood does offer some OHIP-funded beds available for Ontario residents. Contact Bellwood admissions at 1-800-387-6198 to learn more about your options.

  • Do you offer individual therapy?

    Yes, all programming at Bellwood offers individual therapy.

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Bellwood saved my life! I suffer from PTSD and alcohol addiction. I was there for a total of nine weeks and it was the best experience of my life. The counsellors and nurses are amazing and the programs are excellent! The people that I met are people I will remember for the rest of my life as we all have a familiar bond and it will stay that way. I forgot what it was like to live my life again but Bellwood brought that back to me. I also have to mention the amazing kitchen staff because the food is state of the art. You'll never go to another place to meet so many loving and caring people in your life! Thank you Bellwood for caring and teaching me that my life was worth living again!

Donna H

“My Bellwood experience was very positive. The expertise of the staff was exceptional. My Primary counselor, group counselors, support counselors and facilitators were very knowledgeable, and understanding. Emotional, mental and physical education was extensive with the goal to improve understanding and knowledge in all aspects of our lives. The medical staff was comprised of doctors and nurses specializing in addiction. I couldn't ask for any better. Their aftercare program consists of weekly group therapy and an alumni program for all those that complete their programs. I am just starting the aftercare and will look forward to the fellowship."

Dave L.

"Exceptional staff and counsellors. I couldn't have asked for better staff. So caring and friendly, from the doctors, the counsellors, the front line addiction workers, everyone! I always knew I could talk to anyone. Programs were great, outings were awesome, gym was great."

Kelsey G.

"We truly do not know what we would have done without all the amazing counsellors, admissions team, Doctors, RNs, and Chefs at Bellwood. You are people who have a passion to make a difference. You go above and beyond. You helped save our loved one’s life!

We are so proud of our family member for the journey they have overcome and continue to overcome. Words cannot do justice to tell you how much we appreciate what you have done for our family. The staff at Bellwood will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Thank you Bellwood and such an amazing staff - our family member would not be where they are today without your team. Thank you again for making a difference."

Cheryl T.