The HPHA Department of Psychiatry provides outpatient psychiatric care via a collaborative care model. A referral is required from a primary care provider (Family Doctor/Pediatrician/Nurse Practitioner) in order to access psychiatric services.
The psychiatrist will work collaboratively with individuals during the episode of care to establish diagnosis, provide treatment recommendations and plan discharge from psychiatric services with subsequent follow-up with the referring primary care provider. The duration of an episode of psychiatric care is determined by clinical need.
- Assessments and care can be provided virtually and/or in-person and the type is determined by clinical need and patient preference.
- The team includes staff from administrative services, Social Work, Nursing and Department of Psychiatry and may include internal consultations with Nurse Practitioners, Dietitians, and other HPHA services as appropriate.
- Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance is a teaching hospital; our team includes learners such as Interns, Medical Students and Residents.
- Outpatient Psychiatry does not provide emergency psychiatric assessment or care; if you are in crisis or at risk of harming yourself or others, you are recommended to contact the Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team at 1-888-829-7484 or access your nearest emergency department
Specialty Psychiatric Services
The following Specialty Psychiatric Services are available:
Our psychiatrists provide indirect care and treatment recommendations to primary care providers via the Ontario Telemedicine Network e-Consult Service. Request an e-Consult.
To make a referral to the Urgent Care Clinic, please call the Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team at 1-888-829-7484. Referrals to the Urgent Care Clinic are reviewed on a weekly basis.