The Adult Outpatient Program at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH) provides individual and group programming for those living with a major mental illness. The program is managed by a team of mental health care specialists and is run out of the hospital’s Birchmount site and two satellite locations. It also offers a medication clinic for patients on long-acting neuroleptic medication, as well as Clozaril.
To better meet the needs of Scarborough residents and their families, SRH recently partnered with the Central East GTA Family Health Team to provide Shared Care. This is a collaborative model where a psychiatrist along with other members of the mental health care team, when needed, visit the Family Health Team office a few times each month to work with family physicians and their staff to assess patients with mental health issues and work together on a treatment plan best suited for each patient. This exciting collaborative model is being expanded to include other family practice offices in Scarborough.