The Community Mental Health Program is designed to give people access to psychological assessment and evidence-based, outcome-focused treatment and lets psychologists spend more time on treating people and less on administration. The WSIB and the Ontario Psychological Association collaborated in developing this program.
The program provides a structured approach for service delivery in several phases, including intake/pre-authorization, assessment and treatment blocks, with corresponding reporting requirements, and with set reporting templates and blocked fee payments.
Who the program is designed for
The Community Mental Health Program is for people who:
- have a registered WSIB claim or recurrence
- have experienced a psychological reaction after a work-related physical injury, or
- have experienced a significant psychological response to a workplace incident or cumulative incidents, such as traumatic mental stress, chronic mental stress, or first responder post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Community Mental Health Network
All psychologists and psychological associates registered with the network can be found in a directory.
If you are a psychologist or psychological associate interested in treating people, are in good standing with your college and authorized in autonomous or interim autonomous practice, you can take part in the WSIB’s Community Mental Health Program.
To take part, just follow these steps:
- Review all program materials available on the WSIB website
- Get an electronic billing number through Telus Health.
- Submit a completed Community Mental Health Network Psychologist Registration Form (PDF) to the WSIB.
Once you register for the program, it will take up to two weeks to appear in the network directory.
As part of the program entrance requirements you must watch the training webinar below. We developed the webinar with the Ontario Psychological Association.
For more information, please call the WSIB Health Care Practitioner Access Line at 416-344-4526 or toll-free 1-800-569-7919.
- Reference Guide (PDF)
- Program Overview (PDF)
- Psychologist Fee Schedule for the Community Mental Health Program (PDF)
- Psychologist Billing Tips (PDF)
- Psychologist Intake Guide (PDF)
- Worker’s Guide to Registering a Mental Health Claim (PDF)
- Assessment Form (PDF) NEW – Submit online
- Progress Form (PDF) NEW – Submit online
- Community Mental Health Program RTW Recommendations (PDF)
- FAQs (PDF)
Any questions about the Community Mental Health Program can be directed to the Health Care Practitioner Access Line at 416-344-4526 or toll-free 1-800-569-7919.
Read our FAQs for more information.