AMHP Referral Process

We provide a non-urgent psychiatric assessment and short term care (up to 6 visits) for adults, 18 years of age and older. 

We require all referrals to the Adult Mental Health Program to be completed by a physician, preferably a family physician.  We are a shared-care model of service and work in partnership with the primary care physician.

NOTE:  Individuals who do not have a family physician are asked to contact Health Care Connect at 1-800-445-1822 for assistance in locating a family health care provider.

It is important to include a complete and accurate list of medications that the patient is taking as we have implemented Medication Reconciliation into the Adult Mental Health Program at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site:

• Medication Reconciliation is a formal process in which healthcare providers work together with patients, families and care providers to ensure accurate and comprehensive medication information is communicated consistently across transitions of care.

• Medication Reconciliation requires a systematic and comprehensive review of all the medications a patient is taking (known as a Best Possible Medication History - BPMH) to ensure that medications being added, changed or discontinued are carefully evaluated. It is a component of medication management and will inform and enable prescribers to make the most appropriate prescribing decisions for the patient.

Referrals may be faxed or mailed to the:

Adult Mental Health Program | Johnson 5
Hotel Dieu Hospital site | Kingston Health Sciences Centre
166 Brock Street
Kingston ON K7L 5G2

Fax: 613-548-6095

Download AMHP Referral Form

When making a referral, please provide:

  • Current address, telephone number, date of birth, gender, health card number and name of family physician
  • Presenting mental health problem
  • Relevant history
  • Relevant clinical information (e.g., medication, recent blood work, consults, investigations, etc.)

Urgent Referrals

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide urgent appointments.

We recommend that you direct your patient requiring urgent services to do one of the following: