Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch

Site: Orillia - 76 Nottawasaga St

Service: Assertive Community Treatment Team

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 705-329-5846
Toll Free Phone Simcoe County 1-800-461-4319
Crisis Phone 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 (TTY services available)
Fax 705-329-5935
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Located In Community Orillia
Address 76 Nottawasaga St
Orillia, ON L3V 3J4
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Intersection Albert St N and Nottawasaga St
Contact Information
Primary Contact John Henderson, Program Manager; Phone: 705-329-5846 ext 336; Email:
Primary Executive Valerie Grdsia, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 431; Email:
Alternate Executive Lynne Cheliak; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 436; Email:
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
* CMHA Simcoe County Branch has closed all offices to in-person services for clients, families and the public 
* all services are available virtually by secure email, voice, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) or text  
* Assertive Community Treatment Teams and Early Psychosis Intervention programs are continuing as usual  
If you require immediate mental health assistance, please call: 
Mental Health Crisis Line: 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 
Telecare: 705-726-7922 
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chatHours 
Regular Service 
Community-based services that offers intensive support, rehabilitation and treatment focusing on the individual's personal recovery goals 
Team is composed of a multidisciplinary group of professionals that include:  
* a psychiatrist 
* a social worker 
* a peer specialist 
* an addictions specialist 
* a recreational therapist  
* an aboriginal liaison specialist 
* an occupational therapist 
* case managers  
* registered nurses 
Services offered include: 
* the capacity to offer multiple daily contacts 
* individualized treatment/counseling and goal planning 
* clinical psychiatric treatment 
* multidisciplinary therapeutic support 
* rehabilitation and treatment 
* crisis prevention, intervention and management 
* assistance coping with daily living 
* support in employment/vocational and recreational activities 
* advocacy, health promotion and teaching  
* facilitate referrals to other community resources  
* coordination of support  
* provide safe beds program
Hours COVID-19 Response Office closed 
Regular Hours 
Mon-Sun 9am-5pm, with crisis services available Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Midland ; Orillia and area ; Penetanguishene - and area
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Residents living in Orillia, Midland and Penetanguishene and area who are 16 years or older experiencing a serious mental illness with complex challenges requiring long term intensive treatment and support * priority for people living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizo-affective disorder and other serious mental illness
Application Referral-self, medical * phone office for referral forms * forms can be faxed to fax number above
Languages English - some services available in French ; French - Website, Programs
Fees None
Other Details
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Front door not accessible, use side door

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