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Community mental health program

The Community Mental Health Program is designed to give people access to psychological assessment and evidence-based, outcome-focused treatment and let psychologists spend more time on treating people and less on administration. The WSIB and the Ontario Psychological Association collaborated in developing this program.

The program provides a structured approach for service delivery in several phases, including intake/pre-authorization, assessment and treatment blocks, with corresponding reporting requirements, and with set reporting templates and blocked fee payments.

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New Community Mental Health Network taking members

If you are a psychologist or psychological associate interested in treating people, are in good standing with your college and authorized in autonomous or interim autonomous practice, you can take part in the WSIB’s Community Mental Health Program.

To take part, just follow these steps:

  1. Review all program materials available on the WSIB website
  2. Get an electronic billing number
  3. Submit a completed Community Mental Health Network Psychologist Registration Form (PDF) to the WSIB.

We are accepting registations now. We will also be adding more information to this web page in the coming weeks, including a training webinar developed with the Ontario Psychological Association. Once it is available, you must watch the recorded webinar to complete the program entrance requirements.

For more information, please call the WSIB Health Care Practitioner Access Line at 416-344-4526 or toll-free 1-800-569-7919.

Who the program is designed for

The Community Mental Health Program is for people who:

  • have a registered WSIB claim or recurrence
  • have experienced a psychological reaction after a work-related physical injury, or
  • have experienced a significant psychological response to a workplace incident or cumulative incidents, such as traumatic mental stress, chronic mental stress, or first responder post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Objectives

The program is designed to:

  • facilitate access to timely and high-quality psychological assessments and treatment
  • facilitate overall recovery of function, with a focus on safe, timely and sustained return to occupational function
  • reduce disruption to the psychological rehabilitation process
  • reduce repeated occurrences of psychological symptoms
  • improve communication and satisfaction among workers, health care providers, employers and other stakeholders affected
  • provide information for case management through forms, and contact with the treating psychologist.

Community mental health network

Any psychologist who is in good standing with their college and who has an interest in providing psychological services to people with WSIB claims can take part in the program by registering in our Community Mental Health Network.

An online directory of psychologists who have registered to be in the network will be posted on our website in 2018.

For detailed information, please see the Reference Guide (PDF) and the Community Mental Health Program Overview (PDF).

Be sure to check this page periodically for information and resource updates.

How to register

Please complete the Community Mental Health Network Psychologist Registration Form (PDF) and fax it to 416-344-2541.

Questions?

Any questions about the Community Mental Health Program can be directed to the Health Care Practitioner Access Line at 416-344-4526 or toll-free 1-800-569-7919.

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