Central Intake provides clients, families and other referral sources with one central phone number to call directly for information and self-referral to various mental health and addictions services in the St. John’s region (709) 752-8888.
Some of these services will require the referral of a general practitioner. All other services, including specialized services, will continue with their current intake process.
Clients may be referred to the following primary mental health and addictions services through Central Intake:
Addictions Outpatient Services
Addictions counselling services are available to individuals who are concerned about their own or another’s use of alcohol, drugs and/or gambling. Counselling services are primarily provided through individual and/or group sessions; however couple and family counselling is also available, as required.
Community Connections provides information and referral services to individuals with mental illness and mental health issues. It aims to connect individuals to employment services, recreational/social activities and/or educational/training programs in the community.
Community Mental Health Counselling
Community Mental Health Counsellors provide therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addictions. Counselling is provided on an individual, couple or family basis with groups offered as needed and as opportunity arises.
LeMarchant House is a community-based mental health centre that provides short-term counselling services for adults with mental health concerns and/or mental illness. The multidisciplinary team offers treatment programs in the form of individual, couple, family and group therapy.
Strengths Team (Case Management)
The Strengths Team consists of a multidisciplinary team that assists people to achieve or return to an independent, healthy and productive lifestyle. The goal is to help clients use their knowledge, insight gained and their own natural supports and resources to make healthy changes in their lives. Services provided include: supportive counselling, management of symptoms and illness, education on medications and health and housing support.
Services at the Terrace Clinic are provided by psychiatry, psychology and social work and include assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning, individual counselling/psychotherapy, medication therapy and couple/family therapy. Services are available to individuals, couples and families dealing with mental illness and/or mental health problems.
Individuals who may need to see a psychiatrist are referred to central intake by a family physician and following an assessment will be referred to one of the out-patient psychiatrists within the Mental Health and Addictions Program (START, Terrace, HSC or Waterford Ambulatory Care).
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