Patients and families whom I am currently seeing, as well as professionals, are free to contact me using this form to let me know about URGENT issues that cannot wait until our next visit; nonetheless, please note that I am NOT a crisis service. Although I will do my best to respond within 1-2 business days, I cannot guarantee this as I may be unavailable or away.

For patient confidentiality, use initials only and do not give the full first/last names.

If you have questions about medications, please also indicate all current medications.

If you are requesting a refill, ask your pharmacy to fax a medication refill request at 613-738-4891.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Can you tell me about what mental health services would be best in my situation?
A. I am sorry, but I do not have the ability to answer questions about specific mental health services.
Visit www.ementalhealth.ca or contact MentalHealthHelp (www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca) in Ontario; or KidsHelpPhone.ca for more information about services.

Q. Do you accept referrals?
A. No, as I do not have control over which patients I can see. I do not have a practice practice; rather, I work at CHEO and I see patients assigned to me through CHEO intake. You are free to contact your family physician and see if your child might benefit from a referral to CHEO, but note that referrals to specific physicians is usually NOT possible.

Q. What services would you recommend for my child/youth?
A. If you are wondering about mental health services for a child/youth (up to age 16), then start by speaking with your family physician.
Typical services include:
* Walk-in clinics such as the Youth Services Bureau or Crossroads if your issue is urgent/semi-urgent
* Youth Services Bureau
* Crossroads Children's Centre
* Private practice counselors such as psychologists, social workers, or certified counselors

For more information, view our CHEO handout on Mental Health Services in Ottawa.

If I am not seeing you already, then I am very sorry that I cannot answer you.
The volume of email inquiries is so overwhelming that I cannot answer questions from the general public.

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