Canadian Mental Health Association Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services is an integrated mental health and addiction agency providing community-based supports and services to individuals aged 12 and up across Elgin, Middlesex, and Oxford Counties. The continuum of services includes crisis intervention and virtual supports, mobile crisis teams, police partnerships, case management, counseling, and community wellness programs for both individuals and their families. Housing supports and addiction medicine services are also available. Treatment and service plans are developed based on standardized screening and assessment protocols and procedures. The organization was established in April 2021 when three organizations (Addiction Services of Thames Valley, CMHA Elgin-Middlesex, and CMHA Oxford) united to better serve the mental health and addiction needs of the Thames Valley Region. It is guided by its vision “resilience for all through positive mental health and freedom from addiction”.
Rapid Access Addiction Medicine - Oxford County Community Health Centre
Community-based, easy access treatment for people seeking addiction medication, counselling, and connection to a range of on-site or community resources.
RAAM DROP-IN HOURS
Mondays 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Closed on Statutory Holidays
Oxford County Community Health Centre Tillsonburg Point of Access
In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services and the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner Lead Clinic, the Oxford County Community Health Centre Tillsonburg Point of Access offers substance use counselling, assessment and referral services to individuals ages 12 and up supporting Oxford, Elgin and Norfolk counties.
Phone: 519-842-9008 ext. 322
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
A.A. has been helping alcoholics recover for more than 80 years. A.A.’s program of recovery is built on the simple foundation of one alcoholic sharing with another. If your drinking is out of control, A.A. can help.
Looking for an AA meeting? AA Groups in Oxford-District 22 host 17 meetings each week in Woodstock, Ingersoll, Norwich and Tillsonburg.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
The Church of the Epiphany – 560 Dundas Street, Woodstock
Mondays 6:00 pm
The Addictions Response Resource (ARR)
ARR enhances the Crisis Response Services team by providing hospital-based community system navigation to patients requiring addictions treatment. This service is available to patients presenting to the Emergency Department or directly admitted the Critical Care Unit.
Addictions Response Resource services include:
- Initial addictions support
- Community system navigation and referral
- Follow-up support to ensure successful transition to community addictions services.
Woodstock Hospital Emergency Department
Oxford County Walk-In Counselling
Woodstock Hospital’s Walk-In Counselling is provided in partnership with CMHA-Oxford, Oxford County Community Health Team, Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, and Wellkin Child & Youth Mental Wellness. This collaboration is also known as “Oxford County Walk-In Counselling.” The program is now temporarily known as “Oxford County Talk-In Counselling” due to COVID-19. Woodstock Hospital’s clinic runs on Thursdays from 12-6pm. Note: Due to COVID-19, all “Oxford County Talk-In Counselling” Clinics are pre-booked, by appointment only. Download the PDF “Talk-In Counselling” PDF poster.
Walk-In Counselling services include:
• Drop-in program to support persons (all ages) who are experiencing mental health issues/concern
• Single session therapy is used to address the immediate problem as identified by the person
Crisis Response Services
A team of Registered Nurses who provide crisis assessments under the Mental Health Act, 7 days per week. Crisis Response Services staff are available in the Emergency Department.
Crisis services include:
- Crisis Response – Emergency Department crisis assessment including safety planning
- Brief Crisis Follow Up – includes a post crisis follow-up intervention with healthcare professionals and community supports as needed
- Consultation Liaison – for patients already admitted to the Woodstock Hospital who are experiencing psychiatric crises
Woodstock Hospital Emergency Department
Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres
In addition to treating opioid addiction (painkillers such as codeine, morphine, oxycodone, heroin, fentanyl, etc), we have taken steps to also address use of other addictive substances by our patients (nicotine, cocaine, alcohol, marijuana) as well as offering therapy to some of the unfortunate medical consequences of addiction, such as Hepatitis C and HIV care.
Clinic 461 (Methadone Clinic)
Methadone maintenance clinic and withdrawal treatment for those addicted to street drugs. Registration required for treatment and doctors on site as well as needle (sharps) containers available on-site for loose needle disposal.
Connex Ontario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and/or gambling. They are funded by the Government of Ontario. Their system navigation and information service is live-answer 24/7, confidential, and free.