Dr. Mohammed Hussain
Mohammed Hussain, MD, CCFP, Canadian Mental Health Association Health Centre
Early in the pandemic there was concern that emergency departments would be overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, and an alternate location for individuals to receive urgent mental health and addiction support would best serve community need.
In response Dr. Mohammed Hussain, along with Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare and the Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex Branch, established a Mental Health and Addiction Urgent Care Centre (MHAUCC) to provide in-person and virtual mental health and addiction support in downtown Windsor.
The centre operates as a drop-in clinic and is having a positive impact on connecting vulnerable patients to ongoing mental health and addiction services and resources.
On-site crisis social workers and addiction counsellors, supported by on-call urgent psychiatric care, provide specialized and integrated care to the community.
The MHAUCC is having a positive impact in the Windsor community through enhancing access to care for clients, including many young people experiencing mental health and addiction related issues for the first time.