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SJHH / Health Services/ Mental Health & Addiction Services/ Connect Mental Health and Addiction Outpatient Programs/ I’m a healthcare provider looking to refer my patient

I’m a healthcare provider looking to refer my patient

Access the Connect Mental Health and Addictions Outpatient Referral Form

Are your services right for my patient?

Connect facilitates referrals for a wide range of outpatient mental health and addictions programs offered at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. These programs serve adults using evidence-based assessment and treatment approaches. Our programs promote recovery for individuals experiencing:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • Comorbid mental health and neurocognitive disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder and other emotion regulation difficulties
  • Concurrent mental health and substance use disorders
  • Mood disorders related to the reproductive cycle
  • Developmental Dual Diagnosis concerns (combined mental health conditions and developmental disabilities)

The following clinics are accessed by referring to Connect:

I’m looking for something else:

  1. If you are looking for another service, explore alternate mental health programs at St. Joseph’s,
  2. If you are looking for pediatric mental health services in Hamilton, these are offered through Contact Hamilton.
  3. Please be advised that St. Joseph’s Outpatient Mental Health and Addictions Programs do not offer:
    • Individual counselling
    • Grief/bereavement counselling
    • Parenting capacity assessments for Children’s Aid or custody disputes
    • Assessments for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) applications or other insurance applications
    • Assessments for legal purposes (criminal or civil)
    • Inpatient mental health or addictions programs

If you are seeking services not offered at St. Joseph’s, consider contacting the following resources for more information:

ConnexOntario: ConnexOntario is an information and referral service, offering system navigation for Ontarians seeking mental health, substance use and problem gambling supports. This service focuses on programs funded by the Ministry of Health.

2-1-1 Community Information and Referrals: This service offers information about government, health, social and community services across Ontario.

How is COVID-19 impacting mental health and addictions services at St. Joseph’s?

We’re still open! St. Joseph’s continues to offer care for our patients, with the following changes:

  1. Telephone and virtual appointments. Most services will be offered by telephone or secure video visit. In-person appointments are offered only when clinically necessary.
  2. We are offering telephone support/consultations to physicians and community partners seeking treatment advice regarding mental health and addictions. Please call Connect at 905-522-1155 ext. 36499 for more information.
  3. Connect is completing COVID-19 screening over the telephone with all patients scheduled for an in-person visit. If patients fail the COVID-19 screening, they will be asked to reschedule their appointment or offered a phone/virtual appointment.
  4. St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton is completing COVID-19 screening at the hospital entrance with patients and visitors. Masks are mandatory inside the building. If a patient or visitor fails the COVID-19 screening, they may be turned away from entrance to the building.
  5. Increased wait times. With an increased strain on our healthcare system, our services are experiencing higher than normal wait times. We thank you for your patience. To support your patient while they wait, we have created a list of general resources: While You Wait - Resources for Patients