|Additional Contact Information
A call to the Intake Coordinator begins the referral process.
A Family Physician can refer to 3G. A referral information form must
be filled out by the family physician. For further information please
call 905-521-5018 and ask to speak with the Intake worker.
Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic (3G)
Manager: Judith Santone
Medical Head of Service: Dr. Cathy Mancini
Outpatient Psychiatry 3G Clinic is located at the McMaster
University Medical Center in the West End of Hamilton. The program offers
assessment and treatment of clients with a serious mental health issue who
are over the age of 16 years and who live in Mount Hope, Ancaster, Waterdown
or the west end of Hamilton. 3G strives to provide innovative client centered
mental health services with a focus on wellness. Those who attend McMaster
University, Mohawk College or Redeemer College, as well as staff of Hamilton
Health Sciences may also be seen by the General Team upon referral from a
primary care physician. The Family Physician may only request a Consultation
appointment. In this case a comprehensive consultation with recommendations
will be sent back to the referring physician.
Components of Service
Outpatient & Outreach Services
3G provides consultation, assessment, education and supportive discharge
planning to clients with serious mental illness and complex biopsychosocial
issues. It also offers a variety of treatment modalities, including pharmacological
treatment with medication monitoring and time-limited psychotherapeutic
interviews. Home visits are also available to clients as required. We provide
treatment by a multidisciplinary team focusing on the principles of recovery.
Patients with addictions issues may be offered treatment if they have a
primary mental health diagnosis. Patients will be strongly encouraged to
attend Addiction, Drug, and Gambling Assessment Services (ADGAS) as part
of their treatment program.
How to access services
A call to the Intake Coordinator begins the referral process. A Family Physician
can refer to 3G. A referral information form must be filled out by the
family physician. For further information please call 905-521-5018 and
ask to speak with the Intake worker.
About the Team
Our team is made up of many different mental health professionals all who
have been trained and have expertise in the treatment of mental health
illnesses. The team includes psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and
occupational therapists. The assessment and treatment team will work with
the patient to develop and carry out a treatment plan until the patient
can be returned to the family physician.
Education and Research
3G is committed to supporting education opportunities for students from the
faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. 3G supports research
within the Department of Psychiatry at St. Joseph's Healthcare.
Outcomes & Evaluation
We continuously evaluate our programs for research purposes as well as assuring
the quality of services we deliver. Regular evaluation of the satisfaction
of our clients allows us to ensure the treatments we offer are working
and that they meet the needs of our clients.
* Group programs using the Recovery and DBT modalities are
currently being developed and may be offered as part of the treatment plan.