Exemplary Patient Experiences, Always.

 

Exemplary Patient Experiences, Always.

Outpatient Services

CAPIS Day Hospital

The Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit (CAPIS) also provides short-term stabilization for children and youth, up to the age of 17 years, who require intensive support to facilitate their transition from inpatient care to outpatient care.   

Services Include:

  • Interprofessional assessments including psychiatric, medical, behavioural, educational, social and family
  • Optimal stabilization, treatment and recovery in a safe environment 
  • Groups, life skills training, and behavioural therapy
  • Academic programming in partnership with the Halton District School Board
  • Ongoing support to assist with the transition back to the community

Eligibility

Children and youth up to the age of 17 years of age who are transitioning from the CAPIS inpatient unit to outpatient care. 

How to Access This Service

Access to the CAPIS Day Hospital is based upon the assessment by the CAPIS inpatient team.  

Dr. Kenneth Handleman
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Halton Healthcare Services

 

Because the stigma with mental illness is so great in our society and most kids and teens are not very eager to attend a visit with the mental health clinic, we take a strength based approach. We address the mental health concerns, and we also focus on the patient’s strengths and abilities to help them through their mental health concerns.

Navigator Service

The Navigator Service provides short term support and case management to children, youth and their families as they navigate through the mental health system and transition to longer term services.  Services provided include connecting children, youth and their families to the most appropriate service provider, liaising with other parts of

the health care system , accompanying clients to their appointments with psychiatrists and mental health workers, crisis intervention and outreach, in-school support to children and their teachers.

Eligibility

Children and youth up to the age of 17 years of age who are at risk for hospitalization, or who are transitioning from the inpatient setting or the Emergency Department to outpatient care. 

How to Access This Service

Referrals are accepted from family physicians by faxing the Patient Referral Form to one-Link.

Child and Youth Outpatient Services

The Child and Youth team provides multidisciplinary consultations, assessment and short-term treatment to meet the needs of children,  youth and their family members.  The team offers specialized programming for transitional aged youth, attention deficit disorders, and anxiety.

Services Include:

  • Assessment, individual and group treatment for patients and their families
  • Education and support for family members through individual and group sessions

Eligibility

Children and youth between the ages of 12 to 18 years old who require individual, group or family therapy on an outpatient basis.

How to Access This Service

Referrals are accepted from family physicians by faxing the Patient Referral Form to one-Link.

For more information, please call 905-845-2571 ext. 4900

Recovery Through Education of Adolescent and Children in Halton (REACH)

REACH provides intensive mental health treatment and education services in a local community high school to prevent hospitalization or to support students as they transition from the inpatient unit into a community setting. 

Services Include

  • Psychiatric assessment and treatment
  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Life and social skills training
  • Academic programming in partnership with the Halton District School Board
  • Family support and education.

Eligibility

Youth between the ages of 12 to 17 years old requiring intensive supports to prevent hospitalization or transition to the community.

How to Access This Service

Referrals are accepted from family physicians by faxing the Patient Referral Form to one-Link.

For more information, please call 905-845-2571 ext. 4900

Eating Disorders Clinic

The Eating Disorders Clinic provides services for youth and adults struggling with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.  Our clinic aims to help individuals eliminate or reduce symptioms of their eating disorder and develop adaptive strategies.   As a member of the Central West Eating Disorder Program (CWEDP), the team works in partnership with Trellis Mental Health and Developmental Services, Trillium Health Partners, and William Osler Health System.   

Services Include

  • Psychiatric assessment and treatment
  • Individual, group and family counselling
  • Nutritional assessment and counseling
  • Family support and education

Eligibility

Individuals of all ages living in Halton and children and youth living in Mississauga who are diagnosed with a mild to moderate eating disorders.  As eating disorders are associated with serious medical complications, patients must be medically stable and monitored by their family physician.

How to Access This Service

Referrals are accepted from family physicians by faxing the Patient Referral Form to one-Link.

For more information, please call 905-845-2571 ext. 4900 or visit Central West Eating Disorders Program website. 

The Phoenix Program, Early Intervention for Psychosis Service

The Phoenix Program Early Intervention Service for Psychosis is a clinical partnership between Joseph Brant Hospital, Halton Healthcare Services, North Halton Mental Health Clinic, Halton ADAPT and the Schizophrenia Society of  Ontario that provides comprehensive clinical services for individuals  in their first episode of psychosis.

Services Include:

  • Psychiatric assessment and treatment
  • Case management, group and individual counselling
  • Addictions counselling
  • Peer support
  • Family education and support
  • Public education

"I often see children or youth in the outpatient program with depression or anxiety who struggle with making positive life choices. It is sometimes hard to know where to find the right help. Whether it be part of a hospital based program, or a community mental health services, hope is out there."

-Dr. Carl Bradley, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, HHS

Eligibility

Individuals between the ages of 14 to 35 years old who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis and who have received either no previous treatment or 6 months or less of treatment for psychosis and who live in the Region of Halton

How to Access This Service

Referrals are accepted from family physicians by faxing the Patient Referral Form to one-Link.

For more information, please call 905-845-2571 ext. 4800

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