June 24, 2024

DRYDEN, ONTARIO - The Dryden Regional Health Centre (DRHC) in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and funded by the Ministry of the Solicitor General, has launched a new program to support community members with mental health and addictions concerns. The Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) pairs a mobile crisis worker with a dedicated OPP officer responding to mental health and addictions calls that come though OPP dispatch or other avenues.

Operated through a "live embedded" model, with the team based out of the OPP detachment, the MCRT team responds to live calls, providing preventative outreach, follow-up services and immediate crisis response in the community.

"We are proud of this collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police and working together to make this valuable service available in our community," says Doreen Armstrong-Ross, President and Chief Executive Officer at Dryden Regional Health Centre. "The MCRT program provides supports to some of our most vulnerable community members, helping to connect them with the care and services they need."

Currently, the program operates Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Services are also available for non-emergent, preventative, and outreach cases by calling the Dryden Regional Mental Health and Addictions administration line (807) 223-6678, or by emailing the MCRT crisis worker directly at

The Dryden Regional Health Centre and Ontario Provincial Police would like to thank the Rotary Club of Dryden for sponsoring the purchase of safety equipment to support the team while on duty.


For Media Inquiries, please contact:

Doreen Armstrong-Ross

President & Chief Executive Officer

Dryden Regional Health Centre

(807) 223- 8201 ext. 2260


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