Our team of psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners are child and adolescent mental health experts who provide care for ages 6-26 under OHIP.
A referral is required from your child’s treating family doctor, pediatrician or nurse practitioner. Once the referral is received, a WHW team member will reach out to book an appointment.
A psychiatric assessment at Whole Heart usually takes 1-2 hours. The purpose is to diagnose, or clarify a diagnosis, and provide treatment recommendations. The psychiatrist cannot provide psychotherapy, or ongoing care. After the assessment, a report will be sent to the referring doctor. The psychiatrist may be able to offer a repeat consultation to review the outcome of the treatment plan in the future (pending availability).
Whole Heart is pleased to offer medication follow up from our Nurse Practitioners, who have expertise and are working closely with the psychiatrist. At this time, OHIP does not cover this service.
You do not need to see the psychiatrist first to access our therapy services. You may contact us by email: email@example.com to speak with a mental health specialist to determine what is the most appropriate service or book directly online by clicking here . Therapy is not covered under OHIP, but is covered under most insurance plans. To view our services online, click here
At this time, we are booking 1-2 months from the time we receive the referral. Please note, if your situation is urgent, please call 911, or go to your nearest emergency department.
We regret but we are not providing psychiatric service for eating Disorders, substance use disorders, bipolar disorder, or psychosis. These conditions require specialized care that are available through CAMH, SUNNYBROOK or CMHA. Please consult with your doctor/NP/Pediatrician for the most appropriate service for any of the above.