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360˚ AHS

The first step towards getting control back
YOUR FIRST VISIT

Welcome to the Chokka Center for Integrative Health


You are about to take the first few steps towards getting control back on your mental health. At our Center, the process for this is captured in our “360” assessment consult. In what follows, you will be guided through the multiple steps which make up the 360, a mental health assessment with our interdisciplinary team of medical practitioners which results working with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that best fits your life.

***PLEASE NOTE: Your initial visit includes seeing some specialists not covered under the Alberta Health Care plan, and seeing these practitioners is complementary for your first visit. However, continuing treatment under a psychologist will be subject to differing costs depending on your insurance coverage. You can discuss these options with your insurance provider and Chokka Center staff.

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GETTING STARTED

Referral and Meeting

  • STEP 1: Family Physician Referral

    Before you can benefit from the 360 assessment at our Center you must first meet with your family physician and request that they refer you to our clinic. This can take place in two ways. First, your family physician can proceed to our website and make use of the Family Physician Online Referral feature found below. Or second, your doctor can fax us a conventional referral letter. Next, our staff will review your referral request and assess it for suitability for our treatment program.

  • STEP 2: Intake Forms

    Once your referral has been successfully screened as treatment appropriate for our Center you will then be directed to complete our online Diagnostic Intake Forms, which include a Life History Questionnaire as well as some rating scales. The purpose of these Diagnostic Intake Forms is to generate and measure an accurate account of the several aspects of your life and health that are in need of improvement. It is important that you complete and submit them online with a week prior to your 360 assessment as this data is timely and central in optimizing the diagnosis of any issues of mental health you might be facing as well as aiding in the development of your treatment plan.

  • STEP 3: 360 Mental Health Consultation

    Our interdisciplinary mental health medical team consists of psychiatrists, family physicians, psychologists and psychiatric nurses. During your initial 360 consult you will meet with a psychiatrist for approximately 45 minutes and they will review your Diagnostic Intake Forms with you and focus in on your chief concerns for recovery. Before the conclusion of your 360 consult our psychologist, trained with a specialty and sensitivity to psychiatric practice, will join the consultation and field any concerns and goals you have and provide timely, practical strategies for moving forward.

  • STEP 4: Family Physician Consultation

    Next, you will be seeing one of our family physicians who practice with an interest and sub specialty in psychiatric care. This consult usually lasts approximately 20 minutes. Our physician will perform a baseline physical examination and review all of your medications and labs which appear on the provincial netcare system. They will also discuss any other abiding concerns you may have, whether addictions, weightloss, exercise, diet etc.

  • STEP 5: Diagnosis and Treatment Plan

    Once your referral has been successfully screened as treatment appropriate for our Center you will then be directed to complete our online Diagnostic Intake Forms, which include a Life History Questionnaire as well as some rating scales. The purpose of these Diagnostic Intake Forms is to generate and measure an accurate account of the several aspects of your life and health that are in need of improvement. It is important that you complete and submit them online with a week prior to your 360 assessment as this data is timely and central in optimizing the diagnosis of any issues of mental health you might be facing as well as aiding in the development of your treatment plan.

  • STEP 6: Follow Up

    After your initial 360 consultation you will next have a follow up appointment with one of our family physicians and after that one additional follow up appointment with one of our psychiatrists. This schedule of treatment may change depending on the level of psychiatric care that you require. Generally, most of our patients find that being under our care for about a year is sufficient for full recovery, while other patients may require longer.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

A Personalized Treatment Plan

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS