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SJHH ... / Health Services/ Mental Health & Addiction Services/ Mental Health Services/ Schizophrenia & Community Integration Service (SCIS)/ Haldimand Norfolk Assertive Community Treatment Team (Haldimand Norfolk ACTT)

Haldimand Norfolk Assertive Community Treatment Team

What this program does...

Haldimand Norfolk ACTT delivers specialized community based services to people 18 years of age or older within the Haldimand Norfolk area.

We serve people with complex physical, psychological and social needs due to severe mental illness (including schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, major depression and bipolar disorder) accompanied by significant functional impairment, disruption of normal life tasks, periods of hospitalization and need for psychotropic medication.

How this program helps...

ACTT provides comprehensive individualized services to allow clients to gain or regain valuable and meaningful roles in the community.  Our services are based on the belief that all individuals have the right to full participation in community living.

ACTT uses evidence-based therapeutic principles and approaches with the key goals of:

  • Reduction of mental health symptoms
  • Increased housing stability
  • Heightened independence
  • Greater life satisfaction
  • Improvement in employment and educational outcomes
  • Enhanced social and family relationships

Your Care Team

The ACT Team is staffed by a multidisciplinary group of professionals who share the responsibility for treatment, rehabilitation, and support. The team includes specialists in psychiatry, nursing, social work, vocational counseling, addiction counseling, recreational therapy and peer support.

Haldimand Norfolk ACTT carries out its services in partnership with other area service providers, as well as physicians, family members and existing support networks.

Contact

Haldimand Norfolk ACTT
185 Robinson St. Suite 240, Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6
Tel: 519-426-9980  
Toll free 1-866-768-4818
Email: hnactt@stjosham.on.ca

Referral Process

Click here to download the referral form.

If self-referral, you will be sent the referral information to complete along with consent forms to speak with your family physician and any program from which you may have received treatment.

Having trouble accessing the Referral Form?

The Connect referral form is a fillable PDF document. Please be aware that this form will not open in Chrome or Safari as these web browsers do not support fillable PDF forms. Adobe Reader is required to have on your computer to allow you to open.

If you are having trouble opening this referral form, please follow the steps below.

1)      Ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed. It can be downloaded here.

2)      If your web browser will not display the PDF file, right click on the link below and save the document to your PC. Then open the file via Adobe Reader.

Other options include:

  • Changing your Chrome browser settings to download PDFs instead of attempt to open them. Instructions found here.
  • Install the Adobe Acrobat Reader Extension to Chrome found here from the Chrome Web Store.
  • For ChromeFirefox or Safari reference the Adobe Reader Guide on how to configure your browser to use the Adobe PDF plug-in to open online PDF files.
  • Download the flattened Connect Referral form here. Once you open the file, please print, complete by hand and fax through.

Preparing for Your Visit

An appointment will be arranged for you to meet with representatives from the team including the psychiatrist. Any information that you may feel is helpful for ACTT to know should be brought with you along with a list of medications.

Bringing a support person or family member is also 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

We are located in Simcoe, Ontario.

Directions on request.