Healthy Living Clinic

The Healthy Living Clinic (HLC) identifies psychiatric patients at increased risk of cardiac disease secondary to risk factors including side-effects of psychiatric medications.  Through a 16-week exercise/education program in a social setting the HLC provides patients with healthier choices for living (various topics include diet, exercise, smoking cessation, relaxation techniques, and dental care).

Services are provided by a professionally trained and qualified multi-disciplinary team consisting of registered nurses, a family physician, a recreational therapist, a dietician and administrative support.

Patients Served by Program/Service
Patients 16 years of age or older of the North Bay Regional Health Centre and community patients registered with other mental health services are eligible to attend the clinic.

Catchment Service Area for Program/Service
Nipissing District

Admission Criteria and Referral Process
Healthy Living Clinic is restricted to those individuals with a serious mental illness who are taking psychiatric medications with known risk factors of heart disease.

To qualify for participation in the Healthy Living Clinic, individuals must:

  • be an adult living with mental illness in the community who is a consumer of mental health services from either NBRHC, CMHA or NMHHSS;
  • be over 16 years of age;
  • be at risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes;
  • have medical clearance from a general practitioner to participate in the Healthy Living Clinic;
  • be willing and able to participate, with or without assistance, in both the physical activities and education sessions.

Referrals are accepted from healthcare professionals and processed through Central Intake at 705 476-6240 ext 6294.

Healthy Living Clinic

Contact Us:

705 494-3050

North Bay

50 College Drive,
P.O. Box 2500
North Bay, ON
P1B 5A4
Tel: 705-474-8600

Sudbury

680 Kirkwood Drive,
Sudbury, ON
P3E 1X3
Tel: 705-675-9193
Fax: 705-675-6817

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