Community Mental Health Service Coordination Program (Community Treatment Order Coordination Program)

Type of Service

Case Management/Supportive Counselling & Services - Mental Health

Program Description

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health employs Community Mental Health Service Coordinators to provide assistance to physicians and inpatient hospital teams to coordinate the process and development of Community Treatment Orders (CTO) for individuals being considered for a CTO. The coordinators are located in mental health units in various Toronto hospitals and provide consultation to all parties involved to assist in the various aspects involved in the development of a CTO. Coordinators ensure the appropriate forms are completed, liaise with rights advisors, and facilitate the development of a comprehensive community treatment plan based on an individual's treatment and support needs once discharged from an inpatient setting. This may include making referrals for ongoing support services as part of the community treatment plan. Model of service is consultative. Average length of stay is time-limited, based on how long it takes to complete the process to initiate a CTO.

Program Restricted To

Community Treatment Order (CTO) Clients

Access Information

This program is only open to individuals for whom their physician is considering issuing a CTO. Physicians can contact the Coordinator assigned to specific hospitals to initiate the CTO process. In order to receive a CTO, individuals have to meet criteria as outlined in the Mental Health Act.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-535-8501 ext. 32907
Toll-Free 800-463-2338 ext. 32907

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 and up
Catchment Counties: (Durham; Halton; Peel; Toronto; York)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed


English French


Main Hours

Monday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-1700
Friday 0900-1700