Visit Waypoint

Visiting Waypoint

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care's main campus is situated along the shores of Georgian Bay in the town of Penetanguishene. Visits to patients are welcome as are community members to attend one of our many events.

Please note that paid parking is now in effect at Waypoint. Visitors remain exempt from paid parking but are required to park in the marked Visitor Parking spaces available on the campus (see map). Visitor Parking spaces are marked in green. Parking Lot A has the largest number of visitor spots so this may be where you want to check first. You do not require a tag if you are in a Visitor Parking space

If you arrive at Waypoint and all Visitor parking spots across the campus are in use, please visit security staff at the Toanche building main desk to obtain a visitor parking tag to put in your vehicle. 

Visiting a Patient

On most programs, visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. daily. Visitors are encouraged to visit with the patient's consent and children are welcome with adult supervision.

Some programs have different visiting hours to accommodate patient programming, these programs include:

Acute Assessment Program
Weekdays - 4 to 8 p.m.
Weekends and holidays - 12 to 8 p.m.
A maximum of 2 visitors are allowed per patient with a maximum 2
hour duration.
The extra care area visitation is limited to 2 visitors at any time.
Visits with children must have prior arrangements and the maximum
visit is 1 hour.
Georgianwood Program for Concurrent Disorders
Weekdays - 5 to 7 p.m.
Weekends - 1 to 7 p.m.
Visits during business hours on weekdays are by appointment only.

Forensic Assessment Program For information specific to visiting patients on the Forensic Assessment
Program, please see our document here.

Visitors are asked to contact the program/social worker prior visiting. On some occasions, patients may refuse to meet with visitors, even though they may have traveled a considerable distance. When this occurs, we respect the decision of the patient and we will provide support where appropriate. Waypoint may also restrict visiting hours for clinical or security reasons.

If you are feeling unwell please delay your visit until you are feeling better.

Calling Waypoint

If you wish to speak to a patient by phone:

705 549-3181 or toll free 1 877 341-4729
For all other inquiries, check out our Contact Us page

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While at our main campus

Food and Beverage

The Bay Café is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday serving a variety of hot food choices, a salad bar and daily soup options. We also offer two canteen outlets, one in the Administration Building and one in the Atrium Building for your convenience. As the hours vary in both sites, it is recommended you speak with the treatment team.

Photography on our grounds

Waypoint's location on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay makes it an ideal place for wedding pictures. While we welcome people to our grounds, prior approval must be obtained before arrangements can be made.

Contact the Communications and Fund Development Office to discuss the opportunity at  or 705 549-3181 ext. 2073.

The Gift Shop
Waypoint's Gift Shop is located in the lobby and open to the public. It is volunteer-run and the hours vary. All proceeds go to patient programming and activities.



Coming to Waypoint by bus?

The Waypoint bus service is no longer operating.

The Midland/Penetanguishene transit does offer a stop at Waypoint. For more info on this service, please visit:
Town of Midland website

Town of Penetanguishene website