What to Expect

The Women’s Clinic operates in the Outpatient Department in Building 1, Level 2 at Ontario Shores, which is located at 700 Gordon Street in Whitby.

Babies are welcome. A changing table is available within the Women’s Clinic.

At the time of your first appointment you can expect:

  • Your visit to last two hours
  • A psychiatric assessment with two members of our Women’s Clinic team. 
  • A consultation note will be sent to the health care provider that referred you 
  • To be provided with a diagnosis 
  • To discuss possible treatment options 

Ongoing Care

Treatment through the Women’s Clinic involves psychotherapy such as Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and supportive counselling tailored to you. 

You will follow up with your clinician every one to two weeks for 12 to 16 sessions.
 
Depending on your symptoms, medications may also be recommended, in which case you would also be followed by a nurse practitioner or psychiatrist for up to one year.

Virtual Visits

The Women’s Clinic utilizes Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) technology to connect with patients virtually for appointments.

OTN Guest Link, also known as Personal Videoconferencing, allows patients to meet with their clinicians from the comfort of home through home PCs or laptops.
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