Credit Valley Hospital Department

Mental Health Services

 

 

 

Description

Mental Health Services

The Credit Valley Hospital has provided mental health services to the Mississauga community for the past 20 years. Our multidisciplinary team offers a broad range of assessment, treatment, education and consultation services to individuals and families from infancy to adulthood. The following are highlights of programs offered through Mental Health Services:


Adult Services
Start Program, Day Hospital
Schizophrenia Program
Anxiety Disorders Program
Eating Disorders Program
Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Program
Outpatient Depot Clinic
Inpatient Psychiatry (Unit 2D)

Child and Family Services
Children's Services
Adolescent Services
In-Patient Psychiatric Unit

 

Adult Services

Start Program, Day Hospital
This program is a 12 week group therapy and individual support program for individuals 19 years of age and older.
Diagnostic criteria: individuals with mood disorders, adjustment disorders, anxiety disorders and stress-related issues.
Services offered: group therapy that focuses on cognitive-behavioural strategies using a solution-focused, goal directed, treatment approach.
Who can refer: psychiatrists and physicians
Contact: 905-813-4029
(more information about Start Program »)


Schizophrenia Program
Provides treatment, education and rehabilitation for people diagnosed with schizophrenia and their family members.
Diagnostic criteria: individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Services offered: individual and group therapy for people diagnosed with schizophrenia. Also offered is the relatives and friends service, an out patient program to initiate and monitor patients receiving the medication Clozapine.
Who can refer: individuals with schizophrenia, family members, physicians and other mental health professionals.
Contact: 905-813-2371.


Anxiety Disorders Program
Assessment, treatment and consultation for individuals 19 years of age and older.
Diagnostic criteria: panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia, simple phobia, illness phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder.
Services provided: all treatment and consultations are short term and goal oriented.

Who can refer: physicians
Contact: 905-813-1550


Eating Disorders Program see program page »
Assessment and treatment for individuals 18 years of age and older.
Diagnostic criteria: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and eating disorders not otherwise specified.

Services provided: consultation, patient and family education groups, patient therapy groups, nutritional assessment and rehabilitation, and medication and symptom review clinic.

Who can refer: physicians
Contact: 905-813-4505
(more information »)


Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Program see program page »
Assessment, consultation and treatment for women who experience emotional and/or mental health issues during pregnancy and/or postpartum period up to 12 months post delivery.
Diagnostic criteria may include: Mood disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, grief due to pregnancy loss.
Inclusion Criteria: women residing in Mississauga-Halton LHIN, or with a physician affiliated with CVH.
Physician referral is required.
Contact: 905-813-1550
(more information »)


Outpatient Depot Clinic
Assessment, monitoring and education for CVH patients receiving depot injections.
Services offered: outpatient service three days per week.

Who can refer: physicians associated with CVH.
Contact: 905-813-2398.


Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program
Located in the Valley House,
Contact: 905-813-4402
Fax: 905-813-2276
Please click here for more information on this program.



Child and Family Services

Children's Services
Assessment, treatment and consultation for children ages 0 to 12 years and their families.
Diagnostic criteria: developmental, emotional, behavioural, interpersonal, and psychiatric problems.
Services offered: individual, group and family therapy provided by a multidisciplinary team. Special programs for autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders, and anxiety disorders.

Who can refer: physicians and psychiatrists.
Contact: 905-813-4426.


Adolescent Services
Assessment, treatment and consultation for adolescents ages 13 to 18 years and their families.
Diagnostic criteria: interpersonal, emotional, behavioural, and psychiatric problems.
Services offered: individual, group and family therapy provided by a multidisciplinary team. Group therapy programs that use a solution-focused, goal-directed treatment approach.

Who can refer: physicians and psychiatrists.
Contact: 905-813-4421.


In-Patient Psychiatric Unit
The in-patient adult psychiatric unit is an active treatment unit that consists of 23 beds. The unit provides for assessment, diagnosis, treatment and aftercare planning for acutely ill patients. The psychiatric multi-disciplinary team (psychiatrists, registered nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists and pharmacists) is committed to delivering the highest quality of patient care in a safe, therapeutic environment with individualized treatment plans.
Who can refer: Physicians associated with Credit Valley Hospital.
Community Treatment Order:
In the year 2000, legislative changes were made in Ontario to the Mental Health Act to provide a person who suffers from a serious mental illness with a comprehensive individualized plan of community-based treatment or care and supervision in the community.
Advantages:

  • To optimize the health, functioning and quality of life of people with serious mental health illness.
  • To improve the provision of care.
  • To reduce the need for recurrent and prolonged involuntary hospitalization.
  • To reduce the suffering associated with mental illness.

Safeguards have been put in place to ensure the rights of the person, subject to the order, are respected. The CTO process is consent based and all statutory protections governing “informed consent” will apply.
This Mental Health Act certificate is valid for six months, which can be renewed or terminated by either the individual, the substitute-maker if applicable or the Physician.

Who can refer? Physicians
CTO Coordinator Role:

  • To facilitate the implementation of a CTO.
  • To coordinate services and to act as resource to service providers.
  • To monitor and evaluate the process.