The rapid access clinic at Whole Heart provides quick access to an appointment with a nurse practitioner who is trained in child and adolescent mental health.
A referral is not required to access this service, however, it is highly recommended that you have a family doctor or pediatrician available to receive the recommendations.
Practitioners: Bridget Doan and Janet Gu, Paediatric Nurse Practitioners specializing in child and adolescent mental health
How it works:
Step 1: You will complete the free screen (located at the bottom of this page) to determine if you or your child is eligible
The following conditions must be met: Age: 8-18 years old, Conditions being assessed: Depression, Anxiety (Worries, Social Anxiety, OCD, Panic, School Avoidance), Sleep issues or ADHD
We cannot provide an assessment of the following: Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorder, Psychosis or primary Substance use Disorder
If eligible, you will be redirected to book online.
Cost is $375, which includes a comprehensive assessment by one of our Nurse Practitioners. Following the assessment, a report will be written, and sent back to the a doctor to prescribe/follow meds.
Pending availability, the nurse practitioner can prescribe medication and follow (if applicable) for an additional charge per session.
This clinic is supervised by our psychiatrist. Should there be a need to see the psychiatrist, a referral will be made by our Nurse Practitioner to see the psychiatrist urgently. The assessment with the psychiatrist will be covered under OHIP provided you have valid OHIP.
Get started by completing the following: