Developmental Disabilities (Dual Diagnosis Program)

Type of Service

Counselling and Treatment

Program Description

This program provides psychiatric consultation and treatment for adults with developmental disabilities and serious mental illness residing within the catchment area of North Bay Regional Health Centre. Provision of care is based on individual needs and informed consent. This program strives to optimize the quality of life of individuals with dual diagnosis in the community through the process of comprehensive psychiatric assessment and treatment, enhance independence or interdependent community living and reduce the need for hospitalization or institutional care. Model of service is a multi-modal approach (biopsychosocial, relational, and environmental).

Program Restricted To

Dual Diagnosis Clients

Access Information

Individuals can be referred to the program by their family physicians or by contacting the Developmental Disabilities (Dual Diagnosis) Outreach Worker in the Sundridge office. Specific Dual Diagnosis program admission criteria includes: Must be 16 years of age or older; is being referred for a diagnostic assessment or review of medication/treatment plans; has a recognized developmental disability of a mild to profound severity and exhibits behaviours that may be attributable to a mental illness; have a diagnosis within the autistic spectrum disorders and is not adequately supported by local generic mental health services; Individuals/substitute decisions makers must provide consent before assessment can occur; if there is a primary physician/psychiatrist, he/she must provide a written referral.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-384-5392 ext. 27
Toll-Free 866-829-7050

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Parry Sound)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed
Note Client should abstain from smoking ½ hour before or during contact with staff member in an enclosed area.

Application Referral Forms




Main Hours

Monday 0830-1630
Tuesday 0830-1630
Wednesday 0830-1630
Thursday 0830-1630
Friday 0830-1630