Strata Health and the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) have joined forces to create a self-referral pilot program sponsored by RBC Insurance that will assess, match, and connect clients directly to the most appropriate psychologist.
Askforhelptoday.ca combines the OPA’s resources, knowledge, and clinical workforce, with Strata Health’s intelligent decision support technology to connect Ontarians in need of critical mental health support to the services they need and want.
As the pandemic presses on, more Canadians need access to mental health services than years prior. This partnership will help to facilitate that process in Ontario more effectively.
“We take pride in the work we have done. Ontarians are asked a few short questions about their needs and preferences and our navigators will work tirelessly to identify the most appropriate clinician for them. Whether it’s therapy or a diagnostic consultation, we’re here to help. It’s simple and efficient for both patients and psychologists.”
–Richard Morison, CEO of the Ontario Psychological Association
“We are living in a world today where everyone can identify with their own mental health challenges. We wanted to make it easy and comfortable for people to get connected to the right professional as this is a very personal process. Our staff have proudly worked alongside the great people at the OPA and RBC Insurance to develop this pilot service.”
–Peter Smith, CEO of Strata Health
Askforhelptoday.ca aims to address client’s needs in a private and respectful manner, using components of self-assessment and referral management. The program:
- Is a secure and confidential service,
- Allows for online self-assessment, combined with OPA staff overview,
- Works in real-time to match and identify appropriate services
- Provides the client with e-notifications and updates
About the Ontario Psychological Association
The Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) is a not-for-profit organization and the voluntary professional association representing psychology in Ontario. Their members include clinicians, academics, researchers, and students who are dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of Ontarians. The OPA provides leadership to promote the mental health and wellbeing of Ontarians, and to inspire excellence in the profession of psychology through research, education, clinical excellence, and advocacy. For more information about OPA, please visit www.psych.on.ca.
About Strata Health Services
With almost 20 years of experience in the health technology sector, Strata Health is the leading provider of intelligent, digital tools for resource allocation, patient transitions, and patient flow innovation across the care continuum. Strata Health supports healthcare clients on three continents, helping over 12 million patients worldwide get the care they need faster. Strata’s software solutions improve the healthcare experience for patients, clinicians, and health jurisdictions around the world.