The Mood and Anxiety Service provides outpatient and inpatient services to clients with mood and anxiety disorders. The outpatient part provides services for clients with major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depressive illness), anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, nurses, psychometrists and recreation therapists staff the service. It is divided into six specialty clinics which provide clinical care, education and research. The program offers consultations; time limited treatment and follow-up, education and services for families.
There is a 12-bed inpatient unit located on the Queen Street site.
Our intake coordinators assess and triage any referrals received within the Mood and Anxiety Program, with the exception of referrals sent to the Psychological Trauma Program and Work, Stress and Health Program.
The referral process includes the following:
- The referral could be completed by a Family Physician or Psychiatrist. If the referral is completed by a General Practitioner, the Psychiatrist needs to be aware, and psychiatric reports should be included.
- The completed referral should be faxed to our intake fax line: 416-979-6815.
- The referral will be reviewed by our Intake Coordinators and this may also include a brief telephone screening, or request for more information from the referring physicians.
- The referral will be directed to the appropriate clinic to book an appointment for an assessment, if the referral is appropriate for the Mood and Anxiety Program services. Each clinic will thereafter determine if further assessments and/or the treatment offered in each clinic would be suitable for addressing clients needs.