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Transitional Age Youth

Tele-psychiatry Consultation Service


The Transitional Age Youth Tele-psychiatry Service provides a one-time consultation for youth ages 16 to 24 who are experiencing serious mental health concerns or at risk of developing them.

The service is geared to the consultation needs of health care providers with the goal of supporting effective early interventions.

It is offered in Midland, Penetanguishene, Muskoka, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas six days per month offering health care providers diagnostic assistance, treatment advice and recommended follow-up.  

How TAY works:

  • Referrals are made by primary care practitioners - the physician, nurse practitioner, or pediatrician - by completing a Waypoint referral form and following the process outlined on the form.  The referral package is to be submitted to Waypoint's Central Intake Department
  • A client self-report is provided for the youth to complete
  • From Central Intake, the Waypoint referral form, client self report and all collateral information is forwarded to TAY staff for review of suitability
  • Upon receipt of all required information from the primary care practitioner, an appointment is scheduled
  • Where applicable, consent for further collateral information will be requested
  • Following the appointment, a comprehensive consultation report is provided to the health care provider with diagnostic assistance, treatment advice and recommended follow-up
  • A check-in will occur with the client following the consultation to reinforce recommendations, identify barriers to follow-up and assist in connecting to follow-up recommendations