Mental Health Care: Assessment Program
Who we are
The Assessment Program, accessible by physician referral, provides inpatient care for those diagnosed with serious mental illness in Southwestern Ontario who require specialized diagnostic assessment.
Care includes assessment, initial stabilization and rehabilitation as well as recommendations for further treatment and support for safe and timely reintegration into the community.
Bringing new insight and care approaches to patients, we work to establish a supportive relationship with each patient and family and work toward finding the best care to suit their needs as individuals learn new life skills.
The Assessment Program helps to ensure each patient receives the right care in the right environment, with a focus on collaborative care with family physicians and community providers.
Our goal is to develop plans of care together with the patient and family for successful rehabilitation and treatment.
We respect and support each patient’s right to choose a community in which to live and work. We work with community partners to deliver skilled services to people while establishing new partnerships with many community agencies for the benefit of the patient as they journey toward recovery and eventually community living.
Teaching and research
We are committed to continual learning. Our team members promote and conduct research, contributing to our growing understanding of mental illness.
We demonstrate our commitment to best health practices by continually bringing new knowledge to staff and patients.
We take pride in helping to contribute to the education of future care providers. Many of our team members carry out teaching, publication and research roles at universities across the region.