Developmental Disabilities Service (DDS) provides community based psychiatric assessment, consultation and treatment for adults with developmental disabilities and mental health needs (dual diagnosis) residing in the hospital’s catchment area. Our goal is to support mental health and recovery, improve quality of life, and prevent unnecessary hospital stays.
DDS works with patients, families, family doctors, and community based teams in the patient’s community and home. Care is provided with a patient and family centred approach and considers physical, mental health needs and any problems in their home or life.
The core team in North Bay works with community based Mental Health Clinicians located in key districts throughout the region.
Information gathered during the referral process is needed for the initial psychiatric consultation. Referral sources are required to complete a referral package prior to all consultations, including a written request for consultation from the patient’s general practitioner/primary health care provider.
Our criteria for consultations are as follows:
For more information, please contact us using one of the methods listed below.
Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 3562 or ext. 3506
Referral Contact Information: If you need help or would like to refer someone, call the DDS Mental Health Clinician at the agency nearest you:
Canadian Mental Health Association – Cochrane Timiskaming Branch
Tel: 705-267-8100 ext. 2312 or ext. 2306
Timiskaming Health Unit, Kirkland Lake Office
Tel: 705-567-9355 ext. 3261
Canadian Mental Health Association- Nipissing Branch
Tel: 705-474-1299 ext. 224
Sault Ste. Marie
Canadian Mental Health Association – Sault Ste. Marie Branch
Tel: 705-759-0458 ext. 228
East Parry Sound
Canadian Mental Health Association – Muskoka Parry Sound Branch
Tel: 705-384-5392 ext. 227