Referrals | Ambulatory Services
Who can receive this service?
Ambulatory Services provide support for children and teens up to age 17 who have complex mental health issues that seriously affect their daily lives. A referral is needed to receive Ambulatory Services.
What is the process for making a referral?
Referrals are made through an agency (listed below) that is specific to each city or region. These agencies will work with you to find the best services and solutions to meet the needs of the child/youth. They also provide information regarding services and supports for children and youth who have emotional, behavioural and/or developmental concerns.
Who can make referrals to this service?
Anyone can call these agencies for information or to make a referral.
City of Hamilton
Referrals to Ambulatory Services are made through Contact Hamilton. Phone: 905-570-8888
Referrals are made through Contact Niagara. Call 905-684-3407 or Toll Free: 1-800-933-3617
Haldimand and Norfolk
Referrals are made through Contact Haldimand -Norfolk. Phone 1-800-265-8087 ext. 350
Referrals are made through Contact Brant. Phone: (519) 758-8228
Referrals are made through Rock (Reach Out Centre for Kids)– Phone (905) 634-2347.
Where can I get more information?
For more information, please contact our Central Referral office at 905 521-2100 ext. 74382
Psychiatric Consultation and Assessment
Psychiatric Consultation and Assessment is part of the Ambulatory Services provided by the Child and Youth Mental Health Program. This service provides a one-time appointment with a psychiatrist for diagnostic clarification, medication review, and treatment recommendations through a shared care model with family physicians and pediatricians.
Follow up appointments are provided as necessary.
Referral Process for Psychiatric Consultation and Assessment:
• Referrals require physician support (including physician signature)
• Referrals must be made in writing, directed to the CYMHP Central Referral office via mail or fax
• Referrals can be made using the program referral form (posted on the right)
• Referral information is sorted and prioritized by the Central Referral team
• Families are contacted directly to offer appointments
Referrals can be forwarded to McMaster Children’s Hospital, Child and Youth Mental Health Program:
Fax: 905 521-7938
Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre
237 Barton Street East