Psychiatry Consultation

Indications for a psychiatry consultation include, but are not limited to:

  • Psychiatric condition that is not responding to primary care interventions
  • Diagnostic clarification
  • Psychopharmacology consultatoin

It is not always easy to find a psychiatrist.

Options in general include:
  • Referring to a local hospital that has psychiatrists on-staff
  • Referring to private practice

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In Ottawa and the Champlain LHIN, options include:
  • eConsult Service
    • Through eConsult, a Primary Care Provider (PCP) can submit a consult request to a participating specialty through a secure web-based tool.

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Consider other options other than psychiatrists.
  • If you are primarily looking for a mental health diagnosis, or psychotherapy, which does not necessarily require medication treatment, consider referring to a psychologist.
  • If you are primarily looking for psychotherapy, consider professionals that provide psychotherapy such as