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Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have received specialized training in diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions (such as psychotherapy and medication treatment). Some work in hospitals or mental health agencies. They may also work  on their own in "private practice." Because physicians are publicly-funded, one does not need to pay any fees to see a psychiatrist, even for those in private practice.

 

Looking for a psychiatrist? The best way to see a psychiatrist is to speak to your family doctor to ask about whether seeing a psychiatrist would be helpful. Seeing a psychiatrist requires a referral from your physician.

 

Looking for a list of psychiatrists in your area? Unfortunately, because demand for psychiatrists is so high, and they are relatively few, it is very difficult to find any lists of psychiatrists. The best option is usually to contact the medical licensing body for whichever province you are in (for example, in Ontario, you would contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.)

 

Consider seeing a psychologist instead! Psychologists are similar to psychiatrists as they can both provide mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Although psychologists do not treat using medications, the good news is for most conditions, non-medication treatments make a huge difference, such that many times, medications are not even required.  View psychologists in your area.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Emergency Departments in hospitals throughout Nova Scotia, including Mental Health Crisis/Emergencies. For under 19 and mental health - IWK Health Centre Emergency Department more
NS, Canada
1-888-429-8167 (Crisis Line)
All ages
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Mental health and addictions service for children and youth up to 19th birthday. Please call 902.464.4110 or toll free 1.855.635.4110 Community Mental ... more
NS, Canada
902-464-4110
Up to 19 years
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Annapolis Valley, South Shore, and South West Nova Scotia 1-877-334-3431 – South Shore 1-855-273-7110 – Annapolis Valley 1-844-380-4324 – South ... more
NS, Canada
902-429-8167 x18884298167 (Crisis Line)
19 years and up
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Active Minds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. ... more
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3 Map
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

175 Brentcliffe Road, Toronto, ON, M4G 0C5 Map
416-495-0926
18 years and up
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The Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a professional association whose members consist primarily of child and adolescent psychiatrists in ... more
141 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5J3 Map
613-288-0408
Up to 17 years
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"The Canadian Psychiatric Association is the national voluntary professional association for Canada's psychiatrists. Its mission is to forge a strong, ... more
141 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5J3 Map
613-234-2815
All ages
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We believe that the best chance for long term recovery is a treatment program that addresses all aspects of our patient’s health: the physical, mental, ... more
175 Brentcliffe Rd, Toronto, ON, M4G 0C5 Map
1-416-495-0926
18 years and up
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2121 Boxwood Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 4L2 Map
250-751-0111
18 years and up
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Snapclarity introduces a solution that provides personalized mental health care. The system today is confusing and full of disconnected parts. Through ... more
7 Bayview Rd, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 2C5
833-444-7627
All ages
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362 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 1M7 Map
902-406-6734
All ages
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