Who Can Use the Service?
Compass is available to community care providers working with children and youth with mental health and substance use concerns, such as primary care providers, specialist physicians, mental health clincians, Foundry clinicians, and concurrent disorders/substance use clinicians.
What to Expect
When you call for a consultation, you’ll have access to a multi-disciplinary team who can offer:
- Telephone advice and support
- Identification and help with connection to local & online resources
- Telehealth consultation, for you and your patient, when needed
- Tailored education
The team includes child and youth psychiatrists, mental health and substance use clinicians (social workers, nurses, psychologists, etc.), and a care coordinator.
The Compass team can help with diagnostic clarification, medication recommendations and treatment planning. Support is available for a wide range of issues including substance use, mental health, behavioural and family challenges, trauma and general guidance when things aren't going well. You will receive a written record of all consultation recommendations for your patient's chart.
Learn how to make the most out of a call with Compass in our Helpful Tips for Care Providers tip sheet.