RAPID ACCESSCOUNSELLING CLINICS
WHAT ARE RAPID ACCESS COUNSELLING CLINICS?
Walk-In Counselling is a free, immediate, accessible form of brief counselling. People can drop in for free services without an appointment. The services are provided by qualified counsellors. We also help people to connect to the community and health services they need.
WHO CAN ACCESS CLINICS?
Counselling Clinics are open to anyone who is in need of mental health support. Clients may be children, youth, adults, couples or families. Rapid Access Counselling Clinics are not appropriate for those experiencing acute mental health crisis or who are at immediate risk. Those individuals should proceed to their nearest Emergency Department.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When you arrive at a Rapid Access Clinic location, you'll be asked to fill out a brief information form. It will provide you with information about the program, confidentiality, and your rights and responsibilities as a client. It will ask you for your name and address, as well as some other demographic information. It will also ask you two important questions - What is the most important issue you would like help with today? And what would you like to take away from your session? These questions will help guide your counsellor to ensure an effective session.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
No. Rapid Access Counselling Clinics are held on a drop in basis. You can drop in to clinics in person, or you can schedule a session a few days in advance by visiting www.counsellingconnectsask.ca. Through this site, you're able to book an in person or virtual session anywhere in the province, that fits best for your schedule.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is NO fee for Rapid Access Counselling Clinics. Clinics are funded by the Saskatchewan Health Authority. That does not mean you have to present your Health Card. There is no fee for services regardless of your health coverage status.
CAN I ACCESS RAPID ACCESS COUNSELLING INSTEAD OF REGULAR COUNSELLING?
Rapid Access Counselling Clinics are not meant as a replacement for an ongoing therapeutic relationship. It is intended to be a single session model of therapy - though you may always return to a Rapid Access Counselling Clinic more than once. Those clients who may benefit from ongoing counselling can receive a referral for ongoing services from their counsellor.
HOW CAN I ACCESS A RAPID ACCESS COUNSELLING CLINIC?
An up to date list of current Rapid Access Counselling Clinics and the available sessions can be found by clicking the SCHEDULE A SESSION link below.