POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 103 Website for mental health wait times in N.S. gets 1st update since 2017 continued McIsaac said the two aren't necessarily connected. First, she said, the old and new wait times aren't directly comparable. In addition, new treatment protocols such as contacting people on the wait list mean some patients are getting to see a clinician sooner. "A psychiatrist is part of the multi-disciplinary team," said McIsaac. "Therapy begins ... when they meet a clinician." New data will be posted four times a year, with the next update scheduled for February, said Simon. In all cases, according to officials, patients needing emergency mental health and addictions care do not go on a waiting list. If you are in distress or considering suicide, there are places to turn for support.Nova Scotia's Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team can be reached at 1-888-429-8167 or 902-429-8167 or Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868. You can also go to the nearest hospital emergency room. Most Canadians (93%) have a regular doctor or place of care, but they have trouble accessing their health care system in a timely manner. Same- or next-day appointments are difficult to get in Canada i Last time you were sick or needed medical attention, how quickly could you get a same- or next-day appointment to see a doctor or a nurse? Country results from lowest to highest Canada, 43% (below average); Norway, 43%; Sweden, 49%; United States, 51%; Germany, 53%; France, 56%; Switzerland, 57%; United Kingdom, 57%; Commonwealth Fund average, 57%;Australia, 67%; New Zealand, 76%; Netherlands, 77% Timely Access to Care Same - or next-day appointments, trend over time Country 2010 2013 2016 Canada 42% 38% 43% Commonwealth Fund average 62% 55% 57% The trend over time is fairly stable for Canada. i.There is a slight methodological difference in the 2016 result, as it excludes respondents who did not seek a medical appointment.This information was not available in earlier years. NEED HELP? Contact the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team [MHMCT] at 1-902-429-8167 or Toll Free 1-888-429-8167