ACCESS Open Minds Chatham-Kent

Site: Chatham, King St W

Service: Youth Mental Health Service Hub Chatham

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-437-6329
Crisis Phone Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Fax 519-351-4882
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Primary Contact Rebecca Prince, Clinical Coordinator, ACCESS Open Minds Chatham-Kent; Phone: 519-437-6329 ext 6010; Fax: 519-351-4882
Alternate Contact Paula Reaume-Zimmer, Integrated Vice President, Mental Health & Addictions Services, CKHA, CMHA Lambton-Kent, Bluewater Health; Phone: 519-436-6100
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Mental Health Care for youth.* A 5 year project aimed at developing an evidence-based sustainable model for mental health service delivery to positively impact and transform youth mental health outcomes. Designed in part by youth through a volunteer committee. This site is dedicated to conducting an initial mental health evaluation in less than 72 hours. Youth will not need a referral from a physician. They may be directed to ACCESS by a school counselor, family member or an outreach worker, for instance, or they are able to self-refer. Every door will be the right door to receive care. If needed, the clinician will connect the young person and his or her family to high-quality, youth-friendly services in a timely fashion. 
Early Identification 
Rapid Access 
Youth & Family Engagement 
Appropriate Care 
Continuity of Care Beyond The Age of 18
Sup. Description Partnership of: Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) 
Chatham-Kent Children’s Services (CKCS) 
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) 
Chatham-Kent Police Services 
Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit 
Chatham-Kent Recreation 
Peer Support Services 
Family Peer Support Services 
Family Service Kent (FSK)  
Lambton-Kent District School Board 
Make Children Better Now (M.C.B.N.) 
Mental Health Network (Hope House) 
Rain and Shine Behavioural Counseling 
Western Area Youth Services (WAYS)
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Ages: 11 year(s) - 25 year(s) 
Supports available to family members as well from the Family Navigator.
Application Youth or their family members can get connected by calling, e-mailing or dropping in. They will receive an appointment within 72 hours. 
Step 1 
Contact the team 
Step 2 
Initial Screening 
Step 3 
Connecting to appropriate services 
Step 4 
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Agency Information
Established May 2016
Funding Federal ; Grants ; Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Graham Boeckh Foundation; Rotary Club of Chatham-Kent; LaSertoma Women's Club of Chatham; Maycourt Club of Chatham
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
ACCESS Open Minds
140 King St W
Chatham, ON N7M 1G4
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Intersection King St and Thames St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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