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To provide a timely response to patients in need of urgent (not emergent) mental health assessment whether referred by family physicians, the Emergency Departments at LHSC, and SJHC Urgent Care Clinic.
Patients age 16 and over who reside in London and Middlesex County.
Referral must be faxed by your family physician or a physician from a Walk-In Clinic with a Coordinated Intake referral form completed. Self-referrals are not accepted. Coordinated Intake personnel will then triage to the appropriate service, i.e. Urgent Consultation Service.
We are not able to conduct custody and access evaluations. We are not able to conduct capacity or forensic assessments
Mental health assessments are conducted by nurse case managers and psychiatrists. Medical students, residents and other trainees may also be involved in delivery of services, under supervision of the consulting psychiatrist. Provisional diagnoses and recommendations for treatment will be made at the time of assessment, and may include a referral to hospital programs and/or community resources. Summary of consultation is faxed to the referral source on day of assessment with subsequent detailed dictation to follow.
Brief intervention may be warranted/offered through the Urgent Consultation Service, and may involve psychosocial and pharmacotherapeutic measures. However, there may be no further involvement necessary after the initial assessment.
Service Available: 0830 to 1630 hours, Monday to Friday
Urgent Consultation Service
Mental Health Care Program
London Health Sciences Centre
800 Commissioners Road East
London, ON N6A 5W9
Phone: 519-685-8500, Ext. 75521