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AccessMHA: one access point for mental health and addictions services

February 24th, 2021

Woman asking if you are concerned about your mental health or substance use

One of the biggest challenges for people in need of mental health and addictions services is knowing where to begin.

AccessMHA is a web-based service that provides a single point of entry to eastern Ontario’s system of care for mental health and addictions. It’s designed to help individuals, their supporters, and health care providers connect with appropriate services in a timely manner and support them through the process.

Getting started is simple:

  1. Fill out a form at
  2. A mental health and addictions professional will work with you to assess your needs and connect you to the right services within our health care network.

Anyone in need of mental health or addictions support can go directly to for help. You can also ask a family doctor or other health care provider to submit a referral on your behalf.

AccessMHA services are available to anyone who is over 16 and lives in: Ottawa; Pembroke; Cornwall; Hawkesbury, and surrounding areas including Lanark, Leeds and Grenville; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry; Prescott-Russell; and Renfrew.

AccessMHA is brought to you by Regional Coordinated Access (RCA), a group of health care partners in eastern Ontario. For more information go to

Montfort Renaissance is proud to be a one of the team of partners bringing simple, equitable access to mental health, substance use and addictions services for all people and their supporters who need help.