Welcome Package

New Patients to the Windsor Team Care Centre are encouraged to download and print our Welcome Package. This guide will provide helpful information about what to expect and how to prepare for your first appointment. It will also be a resource to you through your journey with the Team Care Centre and for when your journey is complete.

Click here to download the Team Care Centre Welcome Package.

Patient Bill of Rights

While you receive care from the Windsor Team Centre you can expect your rights and a patient to be honored and protected. Your rights are:

  • You have the right to be treated with consideration, courtesy and respect in a way that fully recognizes your dignity, individuality and cultural background.
  • You have the right to privacy in care for your personal needs.
  • You have the right to information concerning your medical condition, in terms you can understand.
  • You have the right to participate in decisions regarding your care.
  • You have the right to an explanation about your treatment including benefits, risks and alternatives.
  • You have the right to give or refuse consent for treatment, including medication, and to be informed of the consequences of giving or refusing consent.
  • You have the right to confidentiality of all information as outlined in the law.
  • You have the right to know the identity and profession of those responsible for your care.
  • You have the right to express any concerns by leaving comments in our patient feedback box, responding to patient feedback surveys, or by attending patient satisfaction focus groups.
  • If you have a physical or intellectual disability, you have a right to reasonable accommodation in accordance with the law.

Your Role as a Patient

  • Actively participate with all team members who are part of your plan of care.
  • Provide accurate information regarding your care.
  • Choose and commit to goals you set in your plan of care.
  • Ask as many questions as needed in order to feel comfortable with your treatment.
  • Accept responsibility for the choices you make that affect your health.
  • Be considerate and respectful of all team members and other clients you may encounter.
  • Be reliable in coming to your appointments.
  • Manage your medications to the best of your ability.
  • Advise us of changes in your condition, address, contact information.
  • Talk about your progress with your usual Primary Care Provider.

Care Tools

The following tools are resources to assist your care journey and/or support your continued maintenance of your health and wellness.

Support Resource
Addictions ABC Model
Gratitude Journal
Relapse Prevention
Smart Recovery Toolbox: Quick Reference Page
Tips for Avoiding Relapse
Dietary/Nutrition Gluten-Free Eating
How to Manage your Cholesterol
Low Sodium (salt diet)
Kinesiology Being Active for a Better Life
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines
Daily Habit Tracker
Starting an Exercise Program
Tips for Monitoring Aerobic Exercise Intensity
Lung Health Self-help Resources | Nicotine Dependence Services (nicotinedependenceclinic.com)
Nurse Practitioners Center for Clinical Interventions: Self Help Resources for Mental Health Problems
Mind website in the UK offers insight regarding Borderline Personality Disorder
My Sleep Website
Social Work “Get Self Help” Website – links to specific pages
Dealing with Distress
List of ‘problems’ or concerns
List of ‘solutions’
Therapist Aid

Other Services and Resources

The following are additional services and resources to help you find the help you need.

Community Services:

24 Hour Crisis Line: 519-973-4435

ConnexOntario Health Services Information – 24 Navigation and Referral: 1-866-531-2600

Transitional Stability Centre – Crisis & Mental Wellness Centre (8am-8pm 7 days/week): 519-257-5524

Distress Centre – phone support available from noon to midnight: 519-256-5000

Canadian Mental Health Association: Windsor Essex County Branch – 519-255-7440

Family Service Windsor: Counselling – 519-966-5010

Mental Health Connections: social activities – 519-256-4854

Self Help Resources:

Anxiety Canada – Online education and tools.

Togetherall – Online Peer to peer support.

Mindshift CBT app.

Mindfulness coach app.

PTSD coach Canada app.

CBT-I coach app.

Crisis services Canada – Call 1-833-456-4566 Available 24/7/365. Send text to 45645 – 4pm – midnight EST