Erie St. Clair LHIN Investment Turbo-Charges ConnexOntario

Local residents can get faster access to addiction and mental health services.

Imagine yourself or someone you love struggling with a drug or alcohol problem and needing help…or imagine yourself feeling anxious or depressed and needing to reach out for support.

Getting that help is now easier and faster than ever.

For people in Erie St. Clair who are experiencing substance abuse or mental health problems, help is as close as a telephone. Thanks to a new initiative with a provincial organization, ConnexOntario, and a local program, FACE, substance abuse services and mental health services are now more accessible in Erie St. Clair.

ConnexOntario is now offering a specific toll-free number for the Erie St. Clair region that provides 24/7 information and referrals for callers aged 16 or older. ConnexOntario provides support and information on how to access help for mental health and addiction problems, and can support callers in more than 70 languages–ensuring that no-one is left without help.

By calling ConnexOntario, appointments can be directly booked by Erie St. Clair-funded FACE mental health and addiction navigators into face-to-face meetings, telephone contacts, or OTN video-conferencing. 

In Erie St. Clair, we are able to offer fast access to community experts thanks to our very dedicated mental health and addictions providers and TeleMed Nurses. By working together, they ensure that people get the care they need, quickly and as close to home as possible.

If you live in Chatham-Kent, Sarnia/Lambton, or Windsor/Essex you can access ConnexOntario by calling: 1-844-372-5446.