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SJHH / Health Services/ Mental Health & Addiction Services/ Mental Health Services/ Community Psychiatry Clinic

Community Psychiatry Clinic

What this program does...

The Community Psychiatry Clinic (CPC) is a mental health outpatient program committed to providing evidence based care to those with serious mental illness over the age of 17.

All referrals receive an assessment to determine the treatment options that best meet the goals of the client and referral source.

CPC provides consultations, assessments, and offers a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, including individual and group therapy.

CPC has a collaborative relationship with primary care physicians and other community based services.

CPC services are time limited. Upon completion you will be referred back to the care of your family physician.

How this program helps...

The Community Psychiatry Clinic provides:

Rapid Consultation Service

Primary care consultation to family physicians responding quickly to diagnostic, medication and treatment requests. Family physicians will receive a consult within 10 days of the initial consultation.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder are offered standard DBT. This evidence-based treatment combines one weekly group treatment, one weekly individual session and telephone coaching for up to one year.

A 20 week DBT based coping skills group for those clients who meet the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder but do not require the intensity of the standard treatment.

Find DBT Community Resources and Information here

General Psychiatry

Clients with severe mental illness including bipolar disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders and concurrent disorders who can benefit from time limited goal focused treatment which may include therapeutic groups (i.e. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Behavioural Activation, etc), individual sessions, and psychopharmacology.

The Community Psychiatry Clinic does not complete court assessments. To access information about the Forensic Psychiatry Program please click here.

Your Care Team

Your care team may include psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, and peer support.


St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, West 5th Campus,
100 West 5th Street 
Level 0, Block D
Hamilton ON
L8N 3K7
Tel: 905-522-1155 Ext 36040
Intake Fax: 905-521-6131
Manager: 905-522-1155 Ext 34388 

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from inpatient programs, family physicians, COAST, and other community services.

Intake assistant – 905-522-1155 Ext 33954
Intake Fax number: 905-521-6131

Preparing for Your Visit

Please bring any medication that you are currently taking. Having family members or friends accompany you may be helpful. We ask that you do not bring any valuables with you as the hospital cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items. 

Maps & Directions

The Community Psychiatry Clinic is located on Level 0, Block D.

From the Outpatient Entrance, turn left down the first hallway. The Community Psychiatry Clinic is located on the left hand side.

From the Main Entrance, take the elevators or stairs to level 0. Exit the elevator and turn left. Turn left again down the first hallway. The Community Psychiatry Clinic is located on the left hand side.