Check on-line for current clinics as the list of available clinics changes. Contact individual clinics for specific services available. A few clinics now offer assessments for medical marijuana.
Treatment for behavioural or substance abuse addictions may also be available through your EAP (Employee Assistance Program), family physician (if part of a Family Health Team), or OW (Ontario Works).
Residential treatment: to access government-funded residential treatment programs, a client must have “addiction tools” completed by a trained addiction worker (can be completed at MASH, Womankind, ADGS). If the client qualifies, they can then be referred to residential treatment programs. Patients in Hamilton may attend programs all over the province. Local residential programs are available at Womankind, Wayside House and others.
There are private pay treatment programs including TA Patterson (outpatient), Homewood Health Centre (residential) and others.
- Residential treatment program for adult men
- Core program is 5-6 weeks
- Aftercare program available, transitional living is available for men who complete residential treatment program
- Contact: (905) 528- 8969
People do not need a referral to access addiction treatment programs. Encourage your patients to contact a program for help with overcoming their addictions.
Specialty psychiatric care is available for patients with concurrent disorders. Concurrent disorders are defined as both substance use problems and psychiatric illness. Many addictions services provide care to patients with mild psychiatric illnesses, and psychiatric clinics treat patients with mild addictions. Patients with a high degree of impairment from both addictions and psychiatric illness can be referred to the Concurrent Disorders Clinic at St. Joe’s.
Concurrent Disorders Program, St. Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton
Referral to Concurrent Disorders Outpatient Service
Contact: Debbie Casperson 905-522-1155 x33954 and specify referral to concurrent disorders.
Services offered: Assessment, pharmacotherapy, individual and group counselling