Important information on COVID-19 / Renseignements importants sur la COVID-19!

We are asking all patients and visitors coming to HSN to please wear a mask as an added step to reduce the spread of germs and protect vulnerable patients. Handmade masks are NOT acceptable. When you arrive at the hospital as a patient or care partner a hospital approved mask will be provided to you and you will be expected to wear it during your time at HSN to keep yourself, other patients and care partners and our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers safe.

Patients going for a procedure where they must remove the mask will be asked to keep it ready to be put back on once the procedure is completed.

Before coming to the hospital, please check our COVID-19 info page for updates.

Mental Health and Addictions

The Mental Health and Addictions Program of Health Sciences North, delivers integrated community and hospital-based mental health and addictions services across the Sudbury, Manitoulin and East Algoma districts.

Services are provided in a personal and family-centred manner, in both English and French, with a focus on cultural safety.  Mental health and addictions professionals are available to provide assessment, treatment, support and consultation to individuals and their families.

Now more than ever, it’s important that patients and clients have access to mental health and addictions services during COVID-19. While we continue to offer in-person appointments, we have increased our capacity to see patients and clients virtually. This ensures that clients receive the right care, at the right time, in the right place. The following video provides useful information about virtual care, as well as some tips on how to make your appointment go as smoothly as possible.

Please see important information below regarding Mental Health and Addictions services during COVID-19.


HSN’s Harm Reduction Philosphy

Together, through a philosophy of Harm Reduction, HSN is working with all levels of the organization to ensure staff and physicians have the required training and education to support patients with substance use issues while they are in hospital or receiving treatment in any of our outpatient services. 

Please read how HSN’s Harm Reduction philosophy lays out how we will provide care to those who come through our doors.