Transitional Outpatient Centre
The Transitional Outpatient Centre provides services for clients experiencing serious psychiatric/mental health issues. Services are comparable to those offered at the in-patient unit, except the patient attends during daytime business hours on weekdays only. The Transitional Outpatient Centre is one aspect of the service continuum that includes psychiatric consultation and treatment, in-patient care, and mental health diagnostic and therapeutic services both in the hospital and in the community.
Services provided by the Transitional Outpatient Centre are aimed at preventing admission to the in-patient unit, and reducing the length of stay in the unit. Transitional Outpatient Centre services are provided by a multidisciplinary team consisting of a QHC psychiatrist and registered nurses. In addition, other hospital disciplines such as dieticians may be accessed.
Transitional Outpatient Centre provides psychoeducational programs in a didactic group format dealing with such subjects as: assertive behaviour techniques, problem-solving, anxiety management, coping with depression, stress management and relapse prevention. These services are offered to clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and adjustment disorders.
The Transitional Outpatient Centre also offers programs for people with chronic mental illness such as schizophrenia and other psychotic or mixed mental illnesses. For these individuals, the Transitional Outpatient Centre provides treatment in a setting where psychiatric assessment, medication monitoring and administration, and psychosocial rehabilitation therapy is readily available. Outreach in the community is also available for certain clients.
Referrals must be consulted under the care of a QHC psychiatrist.
The hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Transitional Outpatient Centre is found in the Sills Wing at QHC Belleville General.