Grey Bruce Health Services and the Supportive Outreach Services (SOS) team provide quality, accessible care to specialized populations with complex needs, including the Indigenous, unhoused, and LGBTQ+ communities, as well as those with substance use or mental health needs. SOS strives to make healthcare more accessible and inclusive for these populations by taking care to them, meeting them where they are, both physically and mentally, removing barriers in the way of accessing help. SOS travels to their patients with mobile services to encampments, the street, and drop-in centres, as well as fixed locations, providing quality care to those in need. Treatment includes on-demand access to opioid substitutions and informed harm reduction treatment options to reduce the stigma placed on individuals seeking help.
Presented at the 2023 HSJCC Virtual Conference on November 15, 2023.
CLINICAL LEAD WITH SUPPORTIVE OUTREACH SERVICES
Grey Bruce Health Services: Mental Health Services
PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER
Grey Bruce Health Services