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Mental Health and Addiction Services

OurMental Health and Addictions departmentincludes a wide range of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. We have anacute carepsychiatric inpatient unit as well as a psychiatric intensive care unit in Owen Sound. Our Community Outreach Treatment Team connects patients with appropriate community programs while in hospital, following discharge, and continues to see patients on a short-term basis following discharge.

The hospital operates the North Grey Team (519-376-2121 ext. 2460), which is one of 5 teams operated by Mental Health Grey Bruce. Through this partnership mental health services are provided to all of Grey and Bruce counties. The main focus of the team is to provide service to people 16 years and older with a serious mental illness (ie. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression). The team provides counseling, case management and housing support.

GBHS also provides specialized services to those patients with a Developmental Disability who are also experiencing a mental health problem (519-376-2121 ext. 2857), those individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis (519-376-4220), clients dealing with sexual assault (past or present) and partner abuse (519-376-2121 ext. 2458). Crisis services (phone and in person) are available 12 hours a day though our crisis team.

Addiction Treatment Services

GBHS offers several problematic substance use programs through its Addiction Treatment Services, which may include assessment, treatment and referral, as well as a three-week day treatment program and ongoing relapse prevention groups.

Community Addiction Treatment Services

The Day Program at the CATS is a three-week group-based program which is offered Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Graduation is Friday afternoon of the third week. Program focus is on relapse prevention through increasing awareness of high risk situations, and developing the skills/strategies appropriate for coping with these situations (i.e. stress/emotion management, assertive communication skills, etc.). Aspects of family and social life are reinforced in such a way so as to encourage a lifestyle of sobriety. Group members are encouraged to have a plan for follow-up/aftercare in place by the time that they have completed the Day Program.

Monday - Friday - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic

The RAAM clinic is for people who are seeking help to deal with problematic substance use. The doctors at the clinic have experience treating people who are struggling with their addiction, and they know how difficult it can be to ask for help.

To book an appointment at the RAAM clinic, please use the information below.

Phone: (519) 376-3999
Hours: Monday - Friday - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Structured Relapse Prevention Group

The SRPG is offered Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Group members are able to negotiate with the group leader a time frame for group membership (generally a minimum of 9 consecutive sessions). The goal of the SRPG is to provide a supportive environment in which its members are able to continue addressing problems of addiction and related issues, within a relapse prevention context.The challenges that individuals may experience in their recovery are reviewed and discussed. Similarly, relapse prevention strategies and individual plans are reviewed and enhanced on an on-going basis.

Phone: 519-376-3999
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. -4 p.m.

Management Services

Individuals may self-refer themselves by visiting the centre at any time, day or night at 495 9th Avenue East in Owen Sound. GBHS also accept referrals from family and friends as well as from physicians and other agencies.

Phone: (519) 376-5666
Hours: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

Patient Binders

The My Wellness Binder has been created to provide patients who are receiving care at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital's Unit 4-5 with information that may be helpful during their stay in hospital. To access the digital version of this binder, please click here.

Our Outpatient Mental Health and Addictions team is currently working to developa separatepatient binder.Once complete, this binder will alsobe posted under this section of the GBHS website.

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