We get the full view of your mental health, so we can give you a personalized treatment plan that best fits your life. Our approach comprises four steps to get an accurate diagnosis and give the right treatment. Our qualified and experienced staff will help you every step of the way.
360˚ AHS CONSULTATION
***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.
- STEP 1: Family Physician Referral
Before starting the process with our team, your family physician must refer you to our clinic. Your family physician submit our Family Physician Online Referral form via our website or send a conventional referral letter by fax. Once our staff receives your referral request and appropriately assesses your needs, we will contact you to set up a consultation.
- STEP 2: Intake
Prior to your scheduled consultation, you will need to complete our Diagnostic Intake Form. The Diagnostic Intake Form gives our team an accurate account of your mental health needs. Completing the form will allow us to have a productive and efficient consultation. Our team will utilize the data collected on the form to optimize your diagnosis and develop your treatment plan.
- STEP 3: Consultation
At your consultation, you will meet our team of psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and family physicians. Each member of our team will play an important role in your diagnosis and treatment. The beginning of your consultation will be with our psychiatrist to review and evaluate your Diagnostic Intake Form. Our psychiatrist will then consult with our psychologist and family physician to determine the best treatment plan to meet your goals and fit your life.
Our psychologist will answer any concerns or questions you may have about the psychological aspect of your treatment plan. Our family physician will perform a baseline physical examination and review any medications or labs provided on the provincial netcare system. The goal of the consultation phase is to have a comprehensive look at your overall health and to provide a personalized treatment plan to meet your goals. At the end of your consultation, you will have a clear plan with actionable next steps to help you move forward and become your best self.
- STEP 4: Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
Your diagnosis and treatment plan is based on your history, your family physician’s referral, your Diagnostic Intake Form, and any information from your consultation. Our team of experienced psychiatrists, psychologists, and family physicians work together to develop a personalized treatment plan catering to your specific needs and goals. As an integrative health centre, we have the capacity to be your one-stop for your mental health needs.
Your initial consultation includes seeing some specialists not covered under the Alberta Health Care plan. The Chokka Center will offer seeing these specialists as complementary for your first visit. Any continuing treatment under a psychologist after your initial consultation will be subject to differing costs based on your insurance coverage. Please discuss these options with your insurance provider and the staff at The Chokka Center.
- STEP 5: Follow Up
After your initial consultation, you will have follow up appointments with our family physician and psychiatrists. Any following appointments will be outlined in your treatment plan. Your treatment plan will have a timeline unique to you. At consultation, we will discuss all follow up appointments to ensure you see a full recovery.