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Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service

COVID-19 Update

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is beginning to reintroduce surgical and outpatient services slowly using a gradual, phased approach.  Some individuals, based on the severity of their condition and care needs, are being scheduled for procedures and treatments.

If you are a patient, your care team will contact you with more information when you are rebooked or booked for your treatment.

If you have concerns, please call your family physician. If there is an emergency, please call 911 and go the hospital immediately. If you have an urgent issue, please go to an urgent care centre. If this is a mental health emergency, call 9-1-1, the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) at 905.972.8338 or online at; go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department. St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has Emergency Psychiatry Services at 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton.

We are doing our best to serve all patients as quickly as possible, while ensuring the safety of our staff, patients and community. Thank you for your continued patience.

Click here for more information about your appointment and the reintroduction of services.

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.