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Clinical Outreach Services Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Clinical Outreach Services

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health supports a continuum of clinical outreach services throughout the province, with a focus on underserved northern and / or rural communities. There are three integrated components of this clinical outreach service: (1) fly-in and drive-in psychiatry services; (2) telemental health and; (3) clinical capacity building for primary care providers. We have worked with our regional partners to integrate these services.

Our objectives are to:

  • Increase access to mental health care
  • Contribute to improved health system integration
  • Provide best quality and continuity of care for patients
  • Build local collaboration and capacity

 

The Ontario Psychiatric Outreach Program (OPOP)

The Ontario Psychiatric Outreach Program (OPOP), which currently operates out of CAMH, is an administrative body that oversees the  funding and policies that govern the three clinical programs Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program at CAMH (NPOP-C), Northern Ontario Francophone Psychiatric Program (NOFPP) at the University of Ottawa, and the Extended Campus Program at Western University, which collaborate to provide clinical service, education and support to communities throughout Northern Ontario, particularly those considered rural, remote or underserviced in terms of access to mental health care services . The operations of OPOP are governed by its steering committee that is comprised of members of the clinical programs, MOHLTC and LHIN representatives.

Contact:
Denise Canso, Manager (OPOP) - 416 535 8501 ext. 32157

Location:
College Street site, 250 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

 

Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program (NPOP-C)

The Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program at CAMH (NPOP-C), operates out of CAMH, and its primary mandate is to provide fly-in and drive-in psychiatric consultations, education and support to the underserviced areas of Northern Ontario, particularly those communities that are rural, remote and considered underserviced and as allocated   by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Northern health program. In collaboration with the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry, and NOSM, NPOP-C actively promotes resident outreach and education to these underserviced communities.

Contact:
Rowena Figueredo, Manager (NPOP) - 416 535 8501 ext. 34484

Location:
College Street site, 250 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

 

Other services

Other CAMH outreach services include Telemental health, Integrated Collaborative Care, E-consults and ECHO Ontario Mental Health. Telemental health, or telepsychiatry, service provides general psychiatry consultation and assessment to providers throughout the Ontario. This program uses secure videoconferencing technology to connect clients at their local primary care site to psychiatrists and other mental health providers at CAMH, increasing access to care and reducing travel time for clients.

ECHO Ontario Mental Health at CAMH and the University of Toronto (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a ‘Hub' and ‘Spoke' model of knowledge dissemination and capacity building, which aims to exchange knowledge between academic health science centers and the frontline of community care. ECHO Ontario Mental Health utilizes multi-point videoconferencing technology to help primary care providers build capacity in the treatment of mental health and addictions. It relies on the flow of knowledge in multiple directions: from specialists to primary care providers; between primary care providers; and from primary care providers to specialists. The project is fully accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME), so participants receive CME credits at no cost.

Contact:
Eva Serhal, Manager (Telepsychiatry and ECHO Ontario Mental Health at CAMH and U of T) - 416-535-8501 ext. 36785

Location:
College Street site, 250 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

 
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