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Mental Health Adult Outpatient Program

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Mental Health Adult Outpatient Program

The Adult Outpatient Program offers treatment for those coping with a serious and persistent mental illness and, when appropriate, to their families. Our philosophy of care is based on concern for the overall psychological well-being of our patients and respect for their individual needs. Our goals include alleviating acute psychological distress and improving quality of life.

The Adult Outpatient Program provides a Guide to Services & Resources in the Peterborough Regional for those who are interested in learning more about local, regional and online resources. This Guide can be viewed or downloaded below.



Adults, 18 years and older, living in Peterborough County. In some cases service may be extended to clients in surrounding counties.

Services available include:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Initial intake and assessment
  • Psychiatry consultation
  • Group therapy
  • Individual counseling
  • Psychological testing
  • Community advocacy
  • Community links

Referrals can be made by a physician or nurse practitioner. Please click here to open the referral form.

Are you or someone you know in IMMEDIATE CRISIS?

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a wait to be seen?
Yes. You will be contacted about the referral and asked to provide some information at which time you will be given a better idea of the wait that may exist for that particular treatment or service.

What do I do if I am in crisis?
Crisis services are available through Four County Crisis Response Program at (705) 745-6484 (call for current hours of operation). Crisis services are also available though the emergency department at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

Is there a fee?
There are no fees to attend our Service for people with a current OHIP card. You are asked to bring your OHIP card with you to every appointment.

Who will see me?
Depending on your needs you will be referred to a professional clinician who is a member of our multidisciplinary team. You will want to know the professional background of the person you see.

Who decides what treatment I will receive?
You and the person who sees you will determine an individualized treatment plan with recommendations for a best fit with services, whether in the Adult Outpatient program or to another agency in the community.

What kind of therapy will I get?
It depends. Some people may need group therapy, some will need individual, some will need a single consultation, some will need crisis intervention. We will help you to focus on creating a plan to make and follow through with the right connection.

For further information, call 876-5028 or fax, 876-5013

Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Evening appointments may be arranged

Crisis consultation is available in the Emergency Department seven days a week
Crisis Nurse in the Emergency Dept. is available:

Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday & Sunday, 8:00am - 4:00pm