Programs & Services
Please Note: Applicants must submit both an Application for Services and the appropriate Medical History Questionnaire
Complex Mental Health and Addictions
Includes mental health conditions with severe effects on client functional abilities. For all clients with ongoing addiction concerns, this team will provide the most wraparound care and support.
Provides client-centered counselling to support individuals dealing with mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and stressful life situations. Our team of social workers will work with you to identify intentions for counselling and draw on a variety of therapeutic modalities to support your process. CCHC clients can access counselling by calling the centre and asking to speak with a social worker or requesting a referral through their CCHC primary care provider.
Anger Solutions Program™
Helps individuals develop appropriate ways to express and resolve their anger. Built on a psychosocial rehabilitation foundation, Anger Solutions incorporates the best of several evidence-based therapeutic models including
Chronic Disease Management (CDM) and Older Adult
Includes clients whose primary diagnoses are diabetes, COPD, cardiovascular conditions, etc. who require routine monitoring and will benefit from support in self management of these conditions. This includes all clients who are 65 years and over as many will overlap with the CDM conditions, thus we also routinely monitor osteoporosis, falls risks and cognitive changes.
Watch for the upcoming launch of our new bone health and falls prevention program! Clients will have the opportunity to learn about their risk level for osteoporosis, eating well for strong bones, fall prevention techniques, appropriate exercises and medication education.
The Physiotherapist performs assessment, diagnosis, treatment, health education/counseling. Various treatments are prescribed including but not limited to, balance exercises, transfer training, range of motion, strengthening, application of modalities. (i.e. heat, ice, ultrasound, TENS). Access to physiotherapy is through referral from your CCHC Physician or Nurse Practitioner.
Seniors’ Social Group
Provides seniors with an opportunity to get out and meet new people, enjoy music, snacks, and fun activities in a relaxed atmosphere.
Smoking Cessation Program
Provides high quality one-on-one smoking cessation behavioural counselling, coaching and support to clients wishing to reduce or quit smoking, including assessing client readiness to reduce/quit smoking, review of evidence-based pharmacotherapies and psycho-social interventions, assisting client with development of a Quit Plan, and coaching, supporting and encouraging client in the achievement of their Quit Goals. Access to the Smoking Cessation Program is by referral from your CCHC Physician or Nurse Practitioner.
This group will primarily be clients who need mostly screening programs, immunizations, episodic care, supportive education, and programs to support healthy lifestyles.
The CCHC Dietician performs community nutritional needs assessments and identifies barriers to acquiring adequate food security, facilitating and supporting community initiatives to improve food security and performs nutritional assessments, development of client-focused nutritional plans, health education/counseling. Access the Dietician is through referral from your CCHC Physician or Nurse Practitioner or from the community at large.
Watch for the upcoming program that “provides cognitive-behavioural tools, activities and strategies that address the universal struggle to change problematic and emotional eating behaviours. The thought-provoking, ‘how-to’ approach focuses on the ‘why’ of eating behaviour and what to do about it.”
St. Thomas Outreach
Program provides care to those who are homeless or underhoused or face other barriers to care, such as not being able to access a family physician or nurse practitioner, lack of Ontario health insurance benefits or lack of transportation.
Mobile Unit Outreach
Brings care to primarily uninsured folks in the county.