Simcoe County, ON
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Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
An internationally recognized psychiatric hospital and forensics research facility located on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay in the Town of Penetanguishene. Waypoint provides an extensive range of both acute and longer term psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services to all of Simcoe County, part of Dufferin County and the southern portion of Muskoka/Parry Sound. In addition, Waypoint provides the province’s only maximum secure forensic mental health program for clients served by both the mental health and justice systems. The hospital is recognized for the provision of exceptional care to those most needing mental health services and for its contributions to the understanding of mental illness.
500 Church Street
Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
705-549-3181
1-888-893-8333 (Crisis Line)
Fax: 705-549-3446
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
Area Served: Simcoe County

Programs/Services Include...

Bayview Dual Diagnosis Program
The Bayview Dual Diagnosis Program is a client centered specialty care program of Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care which serves clients who have both a developmental delay and mental health needs. It is part of the Tertiary Care Division.
 
Referral needed from schedule 1 hospital, family physician, community living agency or community psychiatrist.
500 Church Street, Level 5 Toanche Building
Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
705-549-3181
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Georgianwood Concurrent Disorders Program
Georgianwood is a 3-month residential, best-practices concurrent disorders program that is part of the Tertiary Care Division of Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. Georgianwood is a 12-bed facility that provides cognitive-behavioural treatment for people with both a substance use disorder and a serious mental illness (i.e., schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD etc). The program focuses on teaching people new skills to better manage their addiction and mental illness and includes components such as CBT, psychoeducation, skills acquisition, and self-help groups. Georgianwood also offers pre-engagement and aftercare via its community outreach team as well as support to family members and stakeholders.
500 Church Street, Toanche Building
Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
705-549-3181
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Geriatric Services Program
Provides community, day clinic and inpatient psychiatric assessment, consultation, recommendations and education regarding seniors with mental illness and/or dementia with behavioural complications that reside within our catchment area.
 
Referrals are received through a health care provider. If any inquiries call 705-549-3181 ext 2047
500 Church Street, Bayfield Bldg,
Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
705-549-3181 x2390
Ages served: 55 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Housing Services (Homes for Special Care Program)
For adults with a psychiatric disability coming out of hospital and unable to live on their own, Housing Services is a department of the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, working to improve access to safe affordable housing and supports for people with serious mental illness. We do that in a variety of ways.
 
We are responsible for the local provision of services offered under the province-wide Homes for Special Care Program (HSC), Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The HSC Program aims to support people coming out of a psychiatric hospital who are unable to live on their own. All HSC Homes are privately owned and operated. Homes are located in various areas throughout Simcoe County and Muskoka.
 
We provide annual licencing, as well as regular inspection and monitoring of the Homes. Supports to residents include: 24 hour supervision, room and board, financial assistance for clothing, dental, medication, eye care, social recreation, transportation, and a variety of supports, on an as needed basis.
 
Housing Services also works closely with our internal and external partners to identify barriers to accessing safe affordable housing in the community.
334 King Street, Unit 2
Midland, ON, L4R 3M8 Map
705-549-3181
Ages served: 18 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Patient/Client and Family Council
The mission of the Patient/Client and Family Council is to establish a true partnership between patients/clients, mental health caregivers and the community to support patients during treatment, recovery and return to their community of choice.
 
Goals include: Provide support and work directly with patients/clients of Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care and their family members; Provide information & education with regards to choices, self advocacy, recovery, critical thinking & leadership training; Liaison to help resolve issues with Waypoint administration, caregivers and the community; Represent the client perspective on relevant Waypoint committees; and Participate in the development & evaluation of Waypoint policy recommendations.
500 Church Street
Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
705-549-3181 x2180
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English
Fees: None
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Rehabilitation Services, Our Place Social Club
Our Place Social Club is a social gathering place for individuals living with a mental illness. It is staffed by their peers. Activities vary and include BINGO, card games, shuffle board, music making and computers with internet access. Club members are involved in decision making around all club activities.
334 King Street, Unit 2
PO Box HERO Centre
Midland, ON, L4R 3M8 Map
705-549-3181 x2180
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English
Fees: None
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Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Outpatient Services Program
A community based program providing services to individuals with a serious mental illness who live in North Simcoe.
 
Offers a broad range of services including

* Case Management;
* Treatment/Rehabilitation Service;
* Pharmacy Service;
* Psychiatric Consultation;
* Group Therapy
* Shared Care service offered at Huronia Medical Centre.
1156 St Andrews Drive
Midland, ON, L4R Map
705-526-0567
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Rehabilitation Services, Employment and Education Services
Services provided include:
* Rehabilitation Counselling covering assessment, goal setting, life planning and coordination of service network.
* Career Connections an employment readiness program covering life skills, self assessment, job search, resume writing, links to education and training and liaison with other employment services.
* The Good Scents Café prepares and serves lunch four times per week at the Our Place Social Club and provides an opportunity to gain food service skills and prepare for employment in the service sector.
* Education Services covering assessment, counselling, english language and computer literacy and math upgrading, achieving grade 12, English as a Second Language and linking to community educational services.

Can be accessed by anyone who experiences a serious mental illness and wishes services.
334 King Street, Unit 2
Midland, ON, L4R 3M8 Map
705-549-3181 x2544
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains are available to patients, staff and families on request and are part of clinical teams working with patients. You may request a visit through your doctor, nurse, or any other staff person. Chaplains are committed to providing good and appropriate spiritual and religious care.
 
A broad range of services include:

worship and sacraments;
visitation;
counselling;
spiritual assessments;
patient groups including a Native healing Circle;
multifaith information and
resourcing.
500 Church Street
Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
705-549-3181 x212370554931812806
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Psychiatrists
Hospitals
Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)
Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
Anger
Behaviour and Conduct Problems
Bullying
Depression
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia
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