Rural Psychiatry Care Options for Mental Health and Addictions

Integration of Psychiatric Care Approaches for Patients with Mental Health and Addictions Care Needs

The aim of this jurisdictional scan of Canadian and select international jurisdictions is to identify policies and models for rural and remote mental health services that include psychiatry as a key component.

Currently, the province of Newfoundland & Labrador has one specialized psychiatric hospital located in St. John’s. Furthermore, majority of the psychiatrists in the province are located in and around the city. Given the province’s geographically dispersed population, this results in challenges to the delivery of mental health and addictions care. The health system of the province is now undergoing system transformations to improve access to mental health and addictions care.  Findings from this jurisdictional scan will inform the government’s ongoing service delivery improvements for mental health and addictions across the province.

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Commissioning Organization:

Newfoundland Health System


Project Type:

Knowledge Synthesis


Project Status:




Government of Newfoundland & Labrador

Project Lead:

Stephen Bornstein MA, PhD

Professor & Director, Newfoundland & Labrador Centre of Applied Health Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland


Project Team:

Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program, Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, Memorial University

Publications and Reports

Letto A, Ryan M, Bornstein S. (2018). Rural Psychiatry Practices and Models: A Canadian Jurisdictional Scan: Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, Memorial University. Full Report

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