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 What We Do

We provide on-call addiction medicine support for patients in Toronto Western Hospital's Emergency Department or inpatient units who:

  • Are at the hospital for a medical or mental health reason
  • Have a known or suspected substance use disorder (SUD)
  • Are interested in further assessment or treatment for that SUD

We offer evidence-based, patient-centred care. Our team provides a range of services including:

  • Assessment and counselling
  • Medication recommendations (for managing withdrawal, cravings, replacement therapy)
  • Refer patients to other treatment services upon discharge

We also support and educate other care teams who have questions or need guidance on care approaches with patients who use substances.

Additional UHN substance use services are available through the RAAM Clinic and Addiction Outpatient Services.​

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 Meet Our Team

Manager

Jenna McLeod 

Jenna McLeod, Clinical Manager
Jenna McLeod holds a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a certified teacher of the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy program, graduating from the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness. In addition, Jenna's interests in psychotherapy have led her to complete certificates in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy through the University of Toronto. Jenna leads and supports teams within the Centre for Mental Health to provide high-quality care for patients and families. She has primarily worked in acute care settings with individuals with severe mental illnesses and has also led program development initiatives and contributed to research endeavours focused on behavioural activation. Jenna's clinical work focuses on individual and group therapy, navigation and resources and family support. Jenna's approach to care is collaborative and embodies a commitment to holistic patient-centred care.


Clinical Team

Dr. Hasan Sheikh 

Dr. Hasan Sheikh, MD, CCFP-EM
Dr. Hasan Sheikh is an emergency and addictions physician at UHN and an assistant professor at the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine. He helped create the Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinic in 2018, which provides low-barrier care for people who use substances. Dr. Sheikh has led several initiatives to improve the care of people who use drugs in the emergency department, including the initiation of opiate agonist therapy, the distribution of take-home naloxone kits, and the initiation of anti-craving medications for people with alcohol use disorder. His research has likewise focused on improving the care of people who use substances and has included studies on the high mortality rate of people who repeatedly visit the ED for alcohol-related reasons, the barriers to prescribing opiate agonist therapy in the emergency department, and the outcomes of patients attending the RAAM clinic. Dr. Sheikh is also an educator who has presented on substance use disorders locally, nationally, and internationally.

  • Dr. Jennifer Hulme, Emergency Department
  • Dr. Marcella Jones. Emergency Department
  • Dr. Monique Moller, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Jon Mong, General Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Jennifer Ng, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Kirstie Peden, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Laura Rodger, General Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Ravi Shani, Family Medicine​
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