About the SJHH Concurrent Disorders Program

The St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) Concurrent Disorders Program is made up of three parts:

  • Inpatient 

  • Outpatient

  • Capacity Building Team

To learn more about each part of the program, please click on the circles below to download a PDF of the brochure. 

Capacity Building Team

This website is maintained by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team. We are an interdisciplinary team that came together in the Fall of 2014.


Our mission is to building capacity to provide integrated care for individuals who experience concurrent disorders (mental health and addiction issues simultaneously) across St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) and the surrounding community.


Our vision is to lead the delivery of integrated high quality, holistic and evidence-based person-centered care for individuals experiencing concurrent disorders and their families towards improving the person’s quality of life, as defined by the individual.

What do we do?

Provide consultations across St. Joseph's organization to individuals who use substances or are struggling with addiction, at any level of motivation/stage of change. We work collaboratively with members of the clients’ clinical
team to formulate individualized interventions. 

Place an order for “Concurrent Capacity Team Inpatient Consult” through Dovetale: enter a patient’s chart, go to the orders tab, search for "Concurrent Capacity Team Inpatient Consult," and fill in the necessary information

*If you require an immediate consult (e.g., patient may be discharged shortly, etc.), please submit a referral as normal and also contact the Capacity Building Team member for your area by pager (Charlton/weekend service page 5799, West 5th page 5738).

If you are experiencing any difficulties, please contact Dovetale support. 

Building Concurrent Disorders capacity through educational initiatives, which are available to all community members. In addition, we work with SJHH clinical staff to develop structured and specific interventions that aim to support staff in the treatment of individuals with concurrent disorders.

The prevalence of concurrent disorders is extremely high. Integrated treatment (where both addiction and mental health needs are addressed simultaneously) has been found to lead to better outcomes for individuals who experience concurrent disorders. Our aim is to increase comfort and confidence in your ability to effectively incorporate substance use in your conversations about and with patients.

Visual of what the CD Capacity Building Team does: consultaions, website, community of practice, screening and assessment, treatment planning, educational workshops, general orientation, group facilitation mentorship