Schizophrenia Outpatient Clinic (SOC)

Type of Service

Counselling and Treatment

Program Description

Schizophrenia Outpatient Clinic (SOC) is an outpatient program dedicated to providing a collaborative, person-centered approach to the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders with a focus on self-management and recovery. Schizophrenia Outpatient Clinic (SOC) is also open to consultation, appointments specific to diagnostic clarification and medication reviews. Client registered to receive follow-up at Schizophrenia Outpatient Clinic (SOC) will be provided with a psychiatrist and one healthcare provider referred to as the "Most Responsible Clinician." The MRC is the person the client sees the most and goes to when support is needed. The MRC could be a nurse, social worker, vocational counsellor, recreation therapist or occupational therapist. The MRC will help clients develop personal goals for optimal health and meaningful participation in life. Also, a client may access a variety of mental health providers for individually tailored assessment, consultation and support including psychosocial treatments. Group treatment is provided through a variety of therapeutic groups to address personal growth, self-management and wellness.

Access Information

Clients being referred must have a diagnosis or query of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Referral sources may request diagnostic clarification, medication consultation or ongoing psychiatric follow-up. Referral sources include mental health organizations, mental health inpatient services and general practitioners. The referral form must be signed by a physician and billing number is required. Please call our clinic to obtain a referral as indicated below.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 905-522-1155 ext. 39021
Fax 905-527-7301

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 and up
Catchment Counties: (Brant; Haldimand-Norfolk; Halton; Hamilton; Niagara)
Wheelchair Access No


Policy Allowed


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

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

Closed statutory holidays.