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Mental Health and Addictions Program

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800 Commissioners Rd E, A2-698
London, ON
N6A 5W9
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Automated Switchboard: 519-685-8500
General Information: 519-685-8380
Patient Information: 519-667-6619
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Call 911 in emergencies
Emergency Department: 519-685-8141
iconPath Switchboard and Emergency Departments: Daily 24 hours
Administration: Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:30pm
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2022: Suggest an edit

Application

Some non-emergency services require a medical referral from family doctor or walk-in clinic

Fees

Most services covered by OHIP

Executives

Lisa Higgins - Director, Mental Health and Addictions Program
519-685-8500 ext 74774 * lisa.higgins@lhsc.on.ca

Languages

English

Language Notes

Interpretation available upon request for most branches of the London Health Sciences Centre

Area Served

London and Middlesex

Accessibility

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Description of Services

Mental health services for adults with a serious mental illness * time-limited mental health assessments and treatment, crisis intervention and stabilization

One-on-one and group services provided * coordination with community resources for follow-up treatment and community support provided as part of discharge planning
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  • Adult Eating Disorders Service Community-based program for assessing and treating eating disorders * levels of care include assessment, outpatient services, day treatment, residential treatment
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  • Adult Inpatient Mental Health Service 74 inpatient beds, including 12 psychiatric intensive care beds * diagnostic and treatment services for people who have acute psychiatric disorders that require hospitalization on a voluntary or involuntary basis
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  • Centralized Emergency Psychiatry Service (CEPS) Emergency assessments are conducted in the emergency room by a team consisting of nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, and residents
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  • Consultation-Liaison Service Deals with overlap of physical health and mental health care * provides timely psychiatric consultations to adult patients on medical/surgical units * primarily inpatient-focused but may require brief outpatient follow-up
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  • General Adult Ambulatory Mental Health Services (GAAMHS) Mental health services available through a centralized access point * psychiatry consultations (urgent and non-urgent)
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  • Geriatric Mental Health Program Inter-disciplinary out-patient assessment, treatment and referral for individuals 65 years and older who experience mental disorders of late life including:
    • dementia and related disorders
    • mood disorders
    • psychotic disorders
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  • Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP) Early detection, assessment and treatment to people with a first episode of psychosis * one-on-one, group and family supports available
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  • Urgent Consultation Service Mental health assessments conducted by nurse case managers and psychiatrists

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