Information for Primary Care Physicians Working in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes developed in response to COVID 19 – April 22, 2020. 

Here are 5 options to access Geriatric Psychiatry in Hamilton:   

  1. Refer to GeriMed Risk 
    • Geriatric pharmacology and psychiatry consultation can be accessed in the following ways (: 
    • Call 1-855-261-0508 between 9 am – 5 pm OR 
    • OTN e-consult – select “GeriMedRisk” OR 
    • Fax 1-519-279-2959 
  2. Refer to St. Peter’s Specialized Geriatric Service (Dr. Sunny Luthra) – serving Hamilton based LTCHS  
  3. Refer via E-Consult 
    • e-consult through OTN is a fast, easy and effective way to get a timely answer to your clinical questions 
    • there are multiple local geriatric psychiatrists available on the OTN platform to provide an opinion with very quick turn around 
  4. Refer to ST. JOE’S CONNECT – Seniors Mental Health Services – serving Hamilton community-based seniors with complex mental health issues   
  5. Direct request for urgent geriatric psychiatry telephone consultation (doc to-doc) for Hamilton LTCHs and Retirement Homes – temporary line in response to COVID 19 
    • Primary care to call or leave a message at SJHH Seniors MH program at 905-522-1155 ext. 39663 requesting telephone consultation support of geriatric psychiatry with below information: 
    • Physician name and number to reach, facility name, patient name and date of birth 
    • Geriatric psychiatrist to return call to primary care within one business day