Adult Mental Health Outpatient Services
The Adult Mental Health Outpatient Services offer a broad range of services and treatments as appropriate to clients over age 18 who are living with mental illness. Services include intake assessment, counselling, occupational therapy and social work support. Inter-professional care teams work collaboratively with hospital and community addictions and mental health teams. The service offers support for clients with Community Treatment Orders, and/or clients with a primary diagnosis of severe/persistent mood disorder with treatment resistance or other complex needs.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
ECT is a physical therapy in which a patient under general anaesthetic will have an electric current passed through their brain. ECT is usd to treat some mental illnesses (e.g.g depression, schizophrenia) when patients have symptoms that have not responded to medication, counselling or other treatments. Click here for more information.
Mood Disorder Service
The Mood Disorder Service supports adults with a primary diagnosis of severe and/or persistent mood disorder with treatment resistance or co-morbidities. It is a specialized, non-urgent service for patients with severe or persistent mood disorders. Consultation and short term follow up are provided.
Ketamine is a fact-acting anesthetic that’s being used to treat people with depression who have not responded to other treatments. The ketamine is given in a very low dose through an intra-venous (IV) line. Ketamine has been around for decades but is now being used for adults with treatment resistant depression. Please note clients must be enrolled in Providence Care’s Mood Disorder Service to be eligible for the IV ketamine treatment.
Regional Outreach – Specialty Mental Health
Regional Outreach – Specialty Mental Health supports adults 18 years of age or older with stable moderate to severe mental illness of at least two years duration. Last psychiatric admission must be greater than 6 months prior to referral and client must have an established contact with a family physician. The service provides an intake assessment, supportive counselling, occupational therapy and social work support. Goal is to transition stable patient’s care back to the family physician.
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
rTMS is a non-invasive technique that involves a series of short magnetic pulses being directed to the brain. rTMS is used to treat certain neurological conditions (e.g. Parkinson’s disease) and certain mental illnesses (e.g. major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder). Click here for more information.
Seniors Mental Health Outpatient Service
The Seniors Mental Health Outpatient Service provides inter-professional outpatient services to clients with late-onset mental health, cognitive and/or responsive behavior issues. Initial assessment is provided in a client’s home by the case manager, followed by clinic appointments at the hospital with a physician.