Dual Diagnosis Specialist

Type of Service

Case Management/Supportive Counselling & Services - Mental Health

Program Description

The Dual Diagnosis Specialist works with individuals, their families and other service providers to develop crisis prevention plans, facilitate community integration, provide case management support, pre-consultation information gathering for psychiatry, and coordinate developmental and mental health services.

Organization's Current Reported COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response: The health and safety of our clients and staff remains our priority as we continue to monitor the #COVID19 situation and find the best and safest way to provide services and programs. We’re implementing changes to branch services and programs and limiting access to our offices. All events, external meetings and groups have been temporarily suspended and we are reducing face-to-face appointments where possible. The preferred contact method with clients is by phone. Access to our sites is limited to people with preapproved If you are a CMHA Lambton Kent client, your worker will be reaching out to you in the next few days. If you need to speak with them sooner, please leave them a message at their extension. They will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours. We are not offering walk-in appointments at this time. If you need crisis support, please call Chatham Kent at 519-436-6100 or Sarnia Lambton 519-336-3445. All people entering our offices are being screened for COVID-19.

Program Restricted To

Dual Diagnosis Clients

Access Information

Self-referrals or by family, physicians, hospitals or community organizations are received through the Sarnia Lambton Mental Health Access Committee. Contact CMHA for assistance in making referral. Access committee meets weekly to review referrals. Services are for individuals that have a severe and persistent mental illness causing disability.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 519-436-6100

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Chatham-Kent)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0830-1700
Tuesday 0830-1700
Wednesday 0830-1700
Thursday 0830-1700
Friday 0830-1700

Telephone Hours

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

After hours service can be accessed through the crisis line.