Dual Diagnosis Consultation, Outreach Stabilization Service
This program serves individuals 16 years and older with a pre-existing intellectual/developmental disability and who are diagnosed with a mental health disorder, primarily exhibited by behaviours which are self-harming or threatening to those trying to care for the individual. The program is an outreach service to all residents of Windsor and Essex County, providing a short-term (6-12 months) stabilization program with the focus on providing clinical intervention that provides bio-mental healthcare to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
A centre-based psychiatric evaluation and consultation clinic is provided on a weekly basis. The goal of the program is to reduce or avoid hospital and emergency admissions.
Once the bio-psychosocial assessment is completed, intervention for monitoring and stabilization of psychiatric symptoms is implemented. A treatment plan is developed in consultation with the primary provider and community based agencies. The consultative team also gives presentations in the community and participates on the local Dual Diagnosis Network Committee to better co-ordinate services and education. Strong service linkages are in place with local Association for Community Living, Regional Support Associates, Canadian Mental Health Association and the Toldo Neurobehavioural Institute at HDGH.
Due to the specialization of the program, access to the program requires a physician or psychiatrist referral.
Specialized Mental Health - Dual Diagnosis Program
3rd Floor CPH Building
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare
1453 Prince Road
Windsor, ON N9C 3Z4
(519) 257-5111 ext. 76948
8:00 a.m .to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
(519) 257-5111 ext. 76941
Families’ and Friends’ Role in Promoting Safety
Family members and friends play an important role in patient safety. Encouraging
attendance of appointments, taking medications and asking to be involved in
understanding and facilitating treatment plans is recommended among family
members and friends. If family members and friends have serious concerns
about a loved one’s safety and well-being please utilize emergency (911) or
crisis hotline (519-973-4435) services or locations (nearest emergency room or
crisis centre) as needed. You are always allowed to provide us with
information however we may not be able to relay information/feedback to you
directly. For any important messages the hospital contact information is
provided on this website under the Contacts link.
Thank you for your role in promoting safety.