Guide to Finding a Doctor
The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario does not maintain a list of doctors accepting patients; however, we do offer some strategies which our members have found to be helpful in finding a doctor.
Doctor Referral Sources
You can use the CPSO website to search for a doctor or psychiatrist in Ontario online. Just choose the “Doctor Search” option on the website homepage.
You can also call their Finding a Doctor Service in Toronto at (416) 967-2626. You may have to be on hold for a few minutes.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
The Canadian Mental Health Association has 33 local branches in Ontario that provide mental health programs and services for individuals and communities across the province. Many branches may also provide information and advice for people with mental illness, their families, and friends who need help finding a family doctor, psychiatrist, therapist, or other health care professional, a family or consumer support group, or other mental health resources. For a complete list of branches, including contact information,
- visit the CMHA Ontario website
- call the provincial office at 416-977-5580 or 1-800-875-6213 (toll-free within Ontario), or
- e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Their services are covered by OHIP. GP Psychotherapists require a referral from your family doctor, a physician at a walk-in clinic or a local health centre.
Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential telephone service you can call for health advice or general health information from a registered nurse 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
This means quick, easy access to a qualified health professional, which can assess your symptoms and help you decide your best first step. They can help you decide whether to care for yourself, make an appointment with your doctor, go to a clinic, contact a community service or go to a hospital emergency room.
For assistance call: 1-866-797-0000 TTY: 1-866-797-0007