Mental Health Services
Outpatient Mental Health
Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Outpatient Mental Health Services, formally Community Mental Health Services (CMHS), has been in operation since 1987 with a mandate to provide treatment from moderate to serious mental illness.
Our philosophy is rooted in the Recovery Model of Care. Our goal is to alleviate psychological distress and to support individuals to live meaningful lives, and develop the skills and supports needed to choose, obtain and keep valued roles in the community.
We are a multidisciplinary team made up of Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, Mental Health Therapists and Clerical Support. Our patient centred, shared care model offers assessment and on-going follow up with individualized treatment and /or group programs. We also offer perinatal consultations and treatment, as well as Inpatient geriatric consultations and treatment.
Our Crisis services, in collaboration with the Emergency Department offers urgent mental health assessments that may result in a transfer to inpatient services at one of our Schedule 1 facilities in our LHIN; RVH, OSMH, or Waypoint or discharge home with referrals to community supports and resources.
Our Mental Health Response Unit is a ride along outreach support partnering with our local OPP, to support individuals in the community living with a mental illness.
We serve individuals 16+ who are experiencing moderate to severe mental illness, which include but not limited to Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety / Panic Disorders, Dementia and other forms of neurocognitive disease.
Access to Service
Physician referral required for psychiatric assessment.
Crystal Bell, Manager Mental Health Services (705) 444-6600 ext:7227
Dr. A Josiukas, Chief of Psychiatry (705) 444-6600