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Ontario Shores – Centre for Mental Health Sciences – Dual Diagnosis Service

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Address:
700 Gordon Street, Whitby, ON, Canada L1N 5S9
Phone: Central Intake Department: 1 877 767-9642
Eligibility:
  • Adults (18+)
Description of Service:

Dual Diagnosis Service - Inpatient Program

Eligibility: Individuals 18 and 65 years old with a serious mental illness and a developmental disability with associated behavioural challenges.

Description of Service: a 10-bed inpatient unit that provides service to adults with a serious mental illness who are developmentally challenged and show signs of significant behavioural challenges. Services include specialized interprofessional assessments, diagnostic clarification, medication review, individualized programming including life-skills, recreation, supportive counselling and group programming, behavioural interventions, family support, and education and consultation. Referrals are accepted from a healthcare professional, an individual with mental illness, or a family member. All referrals are welcome, including those outside the agency's primary service area.

Dual Diagnosis Service - Outpatient Program & Consultation Service

Eligibility: Individuals 18 and 65 years old who are medically stable and present both a serious mental illness and a developmental disability with associated behavioural challenges.

Description of Service: services include assessments, consultations, behavioural support, shared care, and assistance connecting patients with community resources. Referrals are accepted from a medical doctor, healthcare professional, or by self-referral. All referrals are welcome. However, referrals from outside the organization's primary service area are accepted for consultation only.