Community Psychiatry ServicesCommunity Psychiatry is an outpatient clinic located on the third floor of the Fontbonne Building at the Charlton Campus. The clinic offers time limited assessment and treatment to individuals with a mental illness or probable mental illness, who are 18 years and older. On average, there are 1400 clients registered at CPS at any one time.
The Vision for the service is "to create and maintain a service that provides excellent psychiatric outpatient care, that is responsive to patient’s needs, effective and respectful to patients and their families in accordance with the vision of the Mental Health Program, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton."
Components of Service
General Psychiatry TeamOffers consultation, assessment, variety of treatment modalities, monitoring, education, and supportive discharge planning to clients with various mental illnesses and complex psycho-social problems (depression, psychosis, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, etc.)
Eating Disorders ClinicThis program is funded separately by the Ministry and situated at CPS. Referrals are made through the CPS intake worker. This clinic offers an outpatient group program for people with eating disorders. A small Geriatric clinic and an outpatient ECT clinic are also situated at CPS.
For more detailed information about the Eating Disorders Program, click here.