The Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital and the Health Sciences Centre provides support to patients experiencing mental health and addiction issues along with medical, surgical or women’s health issues.
What we do
Our team works closely with other teams within each hospital to address mental health needs and to provide a more holistic and timely treatment. Liasing with other disciplines creates opportunities for input into policies, protocols and provision of clinics for special populations.
Other important objectives of the service are working to reduce the stigma of mental illness and educate staff and physicians on ongoing mental health and addictions issues.
Follow-up referrals in the community are provided as required.
Each site has a dedicated psychiatrist for medical consults.
Psychiatric mental health nurses are also a part of each team and are responsible for nursing consults, as well as assisting with triage and follow-up of medical consults.
Psychiatric residents, medical students and nursing students complete rotations within the service.
How to reach us
Telephone: 709-777-5379 (St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital)
Telephone: 709-777-6104 (Health Sciences Centre)