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Rapid Assessment For Psychopharmacologic Treatment (RAPT) Clinic

The Rapid Assessment for Psychopharmacologic Treatment (RAPT) Clinic offers consultation for Mental Health patients who would benefit from psychiatric medication review, and who are under the care of a family doctor.

The RAPT Clinic will offer timely psychiatric consultation and limited short-term follow up (maximum two months duration) with a Psychiatrist and RAPT Nurse who will liaise with the patient’s Family Physician to provide assessment and treatment recommendations. The RAPT Clinic does not offer long term follow up although it can help with community linkages for follow-up.

Admission Criteria

  • Clients must be between 18 – 65 years of age
  • Clients must have a primary diagnosis of Mood Disorder (Depression or Bipolar Disorder), Anxiety, Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Client has a need for medication adjustment and short-term follow up, but does not require hospitalization. If the client is experiencing very acute distress, active suicidal ideation, or extreme aggression, they should be directed to emergency care.
  • Client does not require long term follow up. The RAPT Clinic does not provide psychotherapy, though we may be able to recommend free and fee based services in the community
  • Client is not currently followed by a Psychiatrist and must be referred by a Family Physician with admitting privileges at Southlake Regional Health Centre
This Program is not Suitable for:
  • Clients with primary diagnoses of Addictions, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), and Learning Disabilities
  • The RAPT Clinic does not provide assessments for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Legal or Workplace Disability.


Referral Information

  • Referrals may be submitted using the RAPT Clinic referral form, attaching all relevant information and available history, and faxing to 905-830-5987.
  • Please note that the referral process may be delayed if sufficient information does not accompany referral.


For more information
If you have any questions about the RAPT Clinic, or the referral form, please call, 905-895-4521, ext. 5318.
Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario   L3Y 2P9
Tel: 905-895-4521   |   TTY: 905-952-3062
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