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Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service

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 Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service works at the interface of medicine and psychiatry
  • Provides psychiatric consultation for patients admitted to medical/surgical units across the hospital
  • Provides an inter-professional model of consultation including psychiatry, nursing, psychology, and medical learners
  • Provides an inter-professional model of teaching for learners in psychiatry, nursing, psychology, and other medical/surgical areas

How this program helps...

  • We service individuals who are suffering from mental health conditions who are admitted to one of our medical / surgical units
  • We service individuals who develop signs and symptoms of psychiatric distress while they are in hospital for a medical or surgical reason
  • We help and support family members of individuals who are in hospital for medical reasons, suffering from psychiatric symptoms or mental health issues
  • We provide expert psychiatric consultation to medical and surgical teams in caring for their patients with mental health issues

Your Care Team

  • Dr. Patricia Rosebush, Psychiatrist
  • Dr. Daina Debly, Psychiatrist
  • Dr. Joseph Pellizzari, Clinical Psychologist
  • Cindy Kington, Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Rachel Shaw, Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Medical Learners from psychiatry, nursing, and psychology


Dr. Joseph Pellizzari, Service Leader

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton – Charlton Campus
4th Floor, Fontbonne Building, Room 413
50 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8N 4A6

Tel: 905.522.1155 ext. 34258

Referral Process

Referral to the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service is made through the inpatient medical / surgical team physician providing care to patients who are experiencing symptoms of psychiatric distress while they are in hospital for a medical or surgical reason.