Patients who are referred to the Mental Health Metabolic program will be contacted for an assessment appointment with the health care team.
The first appointment may include visits with the physician, nurse, dietitian and physiotherapist.
The goals of treatment are focused on improved health and active living.
Frequency of follow up visits is determined on a case by case basis and ranges from 3-6 months on average.
The first visit is the longest and can last up to 2 hours.
Follow up visits range from 30-60 minutes.
Please be sure to bring a list of all current medication and past / current care providers. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear (may be asked to walk on the treadmill). Gym strip can be brought or worn to the appointment.
We provide a "healthy living plan" that is developed with the patient and parents / caregivers, as well as communication updates to the referring source at discharge and as appropriate throughout care in our service. In addition, transition planning to adult services is facilitated as needed.