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.
This Program is not Suitable for:
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.