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Community Psychiatry Clinic

COVID-19 Update

Please plan to attend your appointment, procedure or surgery as scheduled unless you are otherwise notified. During the pandemic, the hospital may be required to prioritize emergency and urgent cases, which may result in a change to your appointment. If this is the case, you will be contacted by a member of your care team. As always, our goal is to continue serving our community by providing quality hospital services for as long as it is safe and appropriate to do so during the pandemic.

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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.

Borderline Personality Disorder Services

Clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder are assessed and offered DBT-based programming. This evidence-based treatment is offered in various intensities, with group therapy being the primary delivery method.

An initial assessment will determine a client’s treatment pathway within the Borderline Personality Disorder Services.

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
Manager: 905-522-1155 Ext 34388 

Referral Process

Referrals to this program are processed by Connect, St. Joe’s centralized intake service for Mental Health and Addiction outpatient programs. Click here to access the Connect referral form.

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.