You will now be routed to an agent.
Agent: Thank you for contacting the Mental Health Helpline. This webchat is available for the residents of the province of Ontario, Canada. This is not a crisis service. If you are in crisis, call 911 or we can give you the local crisis number. How may I help you today?
Agent: hi how can i help you?
Me: I'm looking for a psychiatrist or therapist that does sliding scale
Agent: i will need to get some basic information. age? gender and city?
Me: 28, F, Toronto
Agent: typically there are psychiatrist connected to the hospital outpatient programs and you would not have to pay as ohip would cover it. i will need to know the hospitals closest to you?
Me: umm, i think centenary?
Agent: are you in north york?
Me: oh, scarborough general i guess would be the closest
[I legit had forgotten -- or more like subconsciously BLOCKED -- that hospital]
Me: my mother and grandfather died there tho. and i get bad anxiety being in that area
[Partially true, grandfather died there, mom was pretty much dead before being transported to there]
Agent: scarborough general hospital does have a mental health outpatient program that you can connect to a pyschiatrist
Agent: do you want the contact information for there?
Me: can't i just google that anyway?
[Well, can't I]
Agent: the cenetary does not have an outpatient program. toronto western does have an outpatient program. you can either have a doctor or yourself self-refer to the program. contact phone number is 416-603-5800 ext 5711
Me: not very helpful. thanks for nothing
Disconnected by Client.
Chat started: 2015-09-22 03:39:36
Chat ended: 2015-09-22 03:51:45
Total time: 0:12:09
Posted at 03:53 am by Nightbird