Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal

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Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal
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Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal is located in Montreal
Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal
Location 10905 Henri-Bourassa Blvd. East, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°39′21″N 73°32′02″W / 45.655833°N 73.533889°W / 45.655833; -73.533889Coordinates: 45°39′21″N 73°32′02″W / 45.655833°N 73.533889°W / 45.655833; -73.533889
Care system RAMQ (Quebec medicare)
Funding Public hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Université de Montréal Faculty of Medicine
Speciality Psychiatric hospital
Founded 1970
Lists Hospitals in Canada

The Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal is a psychiatric hospital located in Montreal, Quebec for individuals accused of crimes and found to be not criminally responsible due to mental disorder. It is located at 10905 Henri Bourassa Blvd. East in the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles. It is the only institution of its kind in Canada.


The institute was founded in 1970, a time when legal psychiatry was a new science and the government was searching for new methods of managing psychiatric cases that were difficult to treat.

In March 2009, a Class action lawsuit against the hospital was settled out of court for one million Canadian Dollars.[1]


The Pinel Institute rehabilitates patients with both psychiatric and judicial problems. It is affiliated with Université de Montréal and several colleges.

The institute offers external clinical services as well as a program for sexual delinquents. Both men and women are admitted, but men make up a much larger percentage of the total population at the hospital. The danger posed by the patients is determined by consultations with clinician. Over 3,000 books are conserved in its documentation services.


The four parts of the Pinel Institute's Mission:

  • Evaluation of patients
  • Education of medical residents and students
  • Psychological and biological research on the causes of violence
  • Prevention of violence


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