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North York Toronto Health Partners 
Primary Care Network

Mental Health & Addictions Resources

The NYTHP Primary Care Network Mental Health & Addictions Committee is led by Dr. Kim Lazare.

If you have any questions about local mental health & addictions or the Committee, please contact Dr. Lazare on

Dr. Kim Lazare

Please see below for a list of local mental health & addictions (MH&A) resources that could be useful for you and your patients. 

NYGH SCOPE Mental Health 

NYGH SCOPE Mental Health provides rapid contact for patients in need of mental health support and assists in the co-management of these patients.

The current focus of this pathway is to provide support to primary care providers (PCPs) and their patients through resource navigation and physician-to-physician consultation. 

The team continues to develop this service to best meet your needs and is comprised of one Mental Health Clinician, Shivon Yim MSW RSW and our Consulting Psychiatrist, Dr. Margittai.

Services offered:

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Telephone Advice Psychiatry (TAP)

  • Consult a psychiatrist, MD-to-MD, for support with clinical cases directly, without a patient visit. 
  • **Please note that this service is only available to support PCPs with adult cases.

How to access NYGH SCOPE Mental Health:

  • Telephone: 416-756-6700
  • Email:
  • Ocean eReferral: NYGH/NYTHP SCOPE
  • Fax: 416-756-6513

Call, email, fax or submit an eReferral via Ocean to our mental health clinician and they will connect with you to discuss the patient background.

Managing patient expectations is incredibly important. Please do not promise any particular service components. We suggest the following messaging to patients: 

"I am working with the SCOPE Mental Health program, a new service that an assist me in treating or navigating you to the most appropriate service(s) in the community. SCOPE Mental Health will work with me to help you get the care you need."

Additional mental health and addiction resources

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