Ontario

Regional Seniors' Mental Health Consultation Program

Type of Service

Counselling and Treatment

Program Description

This program is in partnership with North Bay Regional Health Centre Regional Senior's Mental Health Consultation program. It is a consultation service providing mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment recommendations and limited follow-up and/or referral on an outreach basis for people who live in the catchment area of North Bay Regional Health Centre. The service also collaborates with health care organizations and caregivers in order to provide advocacy for consumers and their families to ensure that the mental health needs of seniors are met, and provides education and consultation to community organizations, as well as other helping professionals concerned with psycho-geriatric issues. Model of service is interdisciplinary team approach, consultation and follow-up.

Access Information

Individuals can be referred to the program by their family physicians or by contacting the senior's Program Outreach worker in the Huntsville office. Seniors Mental Health Consultation Program admission criteria include: seniors (usually over 65) with mental health problems/illness, complicated by age related medical illness and/or functional needs; behavioural problems associated with dementia or other mental illness; severe late onset of mental illness; persons under the age of 65 who have an early onset of an age related illness.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-789-8891
Toll-Free 800-245-5036
Website

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 55 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Callander; Huntsville)
Wheelchair Access Yes

Smoking

Policy Allowed
Note Client should abstain from smoking ½ hour before or during contact with staff member in an enclosed area.

Languages

English

Hours

Friday 0830-1630
Monday 0830-1630
Thursday 0830-1630
Tuesday 0830-1630
Wednesday 0830-1630