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Complex Mental Illness Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Home Intervention Service

Home Intervention for Psychosis (HIP) is a specialized interdisciplinary team that provides assessment and treatment in the community for people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The HIP team assists individuals and their families within the home environment during the initial period of recovery and adjustment following a first episode of psychosis. 

Service is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our goal is to identify and treat early signs of psychosis as soon as possible.

Psychosis happens when a person loses contact with reality and cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is not. Psychosis usually appears in a person's late teens or early twenties. About three out of every 100 people will have a psychotic episode in their lifetime. Psychosis is treatable.

Mental and emotional problems are often like physical problems; the sooner they are treated, the better. In the past it was common to delay active treatment until clear signs of psychosis appeared. However, the longer an illness is left untreated, the greater the disruption to the person's ability to study, work, make friends and interact comfortably with others.

How to access services at the Home Intervention Program:

  • Services are available to individuals 16 – 45.
  • Individuals MUST reside within the catchment area (Humber River, Don River, Lakeshore and Eglinton Avenue).
  • Self-referrals are accepted or have your family doctor or psychiatrist fill out the CAMH referral form and fax it to Access CAMH at (416) 979-6815.

For more information on clinic services 416-535-8501, ext. 34841

Location: College Street site, 7th floor, 250 College St. Toronto

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