Located on the main floor in Mental Health Services, phone 267-6315.
Staffed by Volunteer Services, the center is an incredible source of pamphlets, videos, and other resources to help you learn about mental health issues.
Ontario Telemedicine Network
Timmins is a member of Ontario Telemedicine Network, a program that offers access for rural and remote communities to Specialist Services using interactive television. The basic tele-video stations are augmented with accessories for conducting heart, chest skin, and other assessments. Ontario Telemedicine Network has studios in all Hospitals, CCAC's, LHIN's, Public Health Units in Ontario.
There are 800 sites in all. Most specialties lend themselves well to this type of technology. Patients are referred by their family doctor for initial and follow-up medical appointments.
The Ontario Telemedicine Network makes all the arrangements and communicates them to the patients and specialists.
Many people prefer to receive their health care via Ontario Telemedicine Network rather than travel long distances.
Ask your doctor if your appointment can be via tele-video. Inquires can be made by calling 1888-346-6784 . Visit the website for more information www.otn.ca
Timmins and District Hospital provides guidance and information to those individuals/families who have decided to give a personal gift of life - organ and tissue donation.
Medical advances have made it possible to successfully transplant the following organs: kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas and small bowel as well as these tissues: cornea, skin, bone and heart valves.
For more information, contact your health care provider.
Pastoral Care Services
Hospitalization presents many challenges to the emotional and spiritual well being of patients. You may feel the need to contact pastoral care if you are experiencing grief, loss of hope, or lack of support.
Chapel is open to patients, staff and families 24 hours/day. Chaplaincy services provide a caring presence to patients, family, and friends in a crisis or emergency situation.
The pastoral care office is open Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Telephone: 267-6351 or ext. 6351 from your room phone.
After hours and weekends requests are to be made through the nursing staff. You do not need to belong to a specific faith community or even consider yourself religious to request a visit from the chaplain.
Social Work Services
Social workers are available on all inpatient units of the hospital. There are also social workers in both inpatient and outpatient mental health units.
Social workers offer a wide range of services:
the renal program crisis intervention,
coping strategies when dealing with chronic and/or palliative illnesses, as well as,
discharge planning services.
Social workers have a wide repertoire of well-developed communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills to assist patients and their families.