The Adult Mental Health Program provides support to patients who are identified to have mental health needs.  Assessment and interventions are provided by a team of social workers, a clinical pharmacist, with leadership provided by a FHT physician with expert knowledge in mental health and consultation provided by a sessional psychiatrist. Program objectives include:

  • To assess the mental health status and support needs of all patients referred to the program by a C-FHT physician or interdisciplinary team member
  • To establish an appropriate plan of care for patients registered to the program
  • To promote consideration of mental health needs as a standard of practice at the C-FHT

The Adult Mental Health Program provides the following services to patients within The Caroline Family Health Team of Burlington:

  • Clinical assessment
  • Treatment (including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and pharmacologic therapy)
  • Disease support
  • Education
  • Referral to community services
  • Ongoing care and support for patients with persistent illness to prevent deterioration and potential hospitalization