Community Brain Injury Services provides rehabilitation and specialized support services for adults who have acquired brain injuries.
We focus on supporting people in the community who have survived moderate to severe acquired brain injury. Community rehabilitation counsellors, with the advice and support of a neuropsychologist, provide life skills and supported living services. We offer a regional service with offices in Kingston, Brockville and Belleville.
Who should be referred to CBIS?
Adults (18 – 64 for acquired injuries; no age ceiling for traumatic injuries) who:
- Are a resident of Ontario. People living outside of the southeast Local Health Integration Network will receive office-based service.
- Live in the community or with the potential to do so.
- Have a documented history of acquired brain injury.
- Are medically and neurologically stable.
- Have personal goals for increased independence in daily living and/or increased participation in the community.
- Have potential for increased independence in daily living and increased participation in community.
- Are already receiving or are willing to be referred for other appropriate services, if there are identified psychiatric or substance abuse problems.
- Are likely to benefit from our specialized services.
For our purposes, and as a general rule, acquired brain injury includes injury to the brain caused by:
- trauma (motor vehicle crash, assault, falls, etc.)
- stroke (as with all referrals eligibility for service depends on client’s needs/goals and significant cognitive changes).
Acquired brain injury does not include:
- disorders present since birth
- other progressive neurological disorders (MS, Parkinson’s Disease, etc.).
Making a Referral
To make a referral, please call us at 613-547-6969 or 1-800-785-1707.
If you live in the Kingston area, dial extension: 37134
If you live in the Belleville area, dial extension: 37140
If you live in the Brockville area, dial extension: 37163
Or, you may access a referral form from our website at:
Completed referral forms can be faxed to the appropriate office, as indicated on the form.