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Transitional Outpatient Program of Schizophrenia Service

What this program does...

TOPSS healthcare providers support people to transition from the Schizophrenia Inpatient Units (Waterfall, Orchard, Harbour North & East) to a community outpatient service.

We provide an active, evidence-based safety net for that vulnerable transition period from hospital to community.

How this program helps...

We are a transitional case management program.

A case manager connects with you during your inpatient stay, develops a therapeutic relationship with you and remains involved until you are established with a community care provider. The case manager has the flexibility to meet you in the community and hold telephone conversations during work day hours.

Your Care Team

You will continue to be followed by your inpatient psychiatrist and assigned a registered case manager.

Also, you will continue following the care plan established during your inpatient stay which may involve working with allied health providers (an occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant, therapeutic recreationist, vocational counselor, psychologist and/or social worker).


Alycia Gillespie, Outpatient Manager
Tel:  (905) 522-1155 ext 39034
Fax:  (905) 527-7301

Jamie Lynn Powell, Administrative Assistant
Tel:  (905) 522-1155 ext 36407

Schizophrenia & Community Integration Service
St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
West 5th Campus
100 West 5th Street
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3K7

We ask that you do not bring any valuables with you as the hospital cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items. 

Referral Process

TOPSS is a non-referral service accessed only by the Schizophrenia Inpatient Teams of the Schizophrenia & Community Integration Service (SCIS).

Maps & Directions

The TOPSS clinical offices are located at the West 5th Campus within the Schizophrenia Outpatient Clinic on Level 2, Block D

Please click here for a map to our West 5th Campus.