Through a grant we provided to Sources Community Resource Centre, our Division helped patients who would benefit from short-term counselling but lacked both insurance coverage and the ability to pay.
With a referral from a family doctor, such patients where able to access up to six therapy sessions to help identify and quickly address challenges. Part of this support may be the development of an individualized plan to help manage issues and may include referrals to other resources that can provide help over the longer term.
This program was in effect for just over a year and has been viewed as a success by the physicians, patients, and counsellors. The Division is seeking ways to be able to sustain this much-needed program in our community.