Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

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St. Joseph's Care Group

St. Joseph's Care Group


Mental Health Outpatient Programs

First Stage Assessment & Intervention Urgent Care

First Stage Assessment

  • Provides general orientation to MHOP.
  • Provides classroom-format educational sessions and therapy groups.
  • Provides brief individual treatment sessions (maximum of 6), and referral for additional services if necessary.

Intervention Urgent Care

  • A joint service with Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Mental Health Assessment Team(MHAT) to divert clients from admission to the inpatient Adult Mental Health Unit.
  • MHAT nurses assess individuals presenting in Emergency and determine appropriateness for this service.
  • If appropriate, clients are given an appointment with a counselor.
  • One or two sessions of counselling is offered to stabilize the client and connect the client if needed to other services.


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