How do I get Mental Health Therapy at the Parry Sound Family Health Team?

  • This is NOT for patients in a mental health crisis.

  • Patients of Rugged Shores Family Health and Medical Associates can book an appointment with their family physician (virtual, or in person) and request a referral to our Mental Health Team to begin the therapy process.

Does this cost money?

  • Patients have access to therapy sessions covered through the Ministry of Health, you need a valid health card. Please note, if you do not show up for an appointment or cancel without 24 hours notice your no show appointment will be counted as a session.

What is the wait time?

  • Current wait time for an appointment is 3-6 months.

What if I am in a mental health crisis?

  • 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline
  • Call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest  Hospital Emergency Department 
  • Other sources:
    • Community Mental Health (Parry Sound):  705-746-4264
    • B'saanibamaadsiwin:  705-746-2515
    • After Hours Crisis ONLY:  1-800-461-5424
    • Hands - The Family Help Network, crisis line for youth: 1.844.287.9072
    • Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services. 24/7 women’s sexual assault helpline:  1-800-461-2929 
    Other resources: