Telemedicine is a service that provides consultation appointments with a psychiatrist through secure video conferencing. It's available for people 16 years of age and older.
Video conferencing appointments can be held in our offices in Thorold, Niagara Falls, Welland or through partnerships with other agencies in St. Catharines and Port Colborne.
Individuals will complete an initial assessment with a nurse or nurse practitioner before meeting the psychiatrist. Reasons for referring to this program include making a mental health diagnosis and evaluating medications.
Only physicians and nurse practitioners are able to refer to this program, and they must be willing to follow and provide the psychiatrist's treatment recommendations.
For more information about this service, speak to an intake worker at 905-688-2854 ext. 7262.