Primary contactProvidence Care - Mental Health Services Site 752 King Street West
CA K7L 4X3
Providence Care came into being under its current title in May 2007. Previously known as Providence Continuing Care Centre (PCCC) the institution has undergone many name and administrative changes since its establishment.
In 1991 the Providence Continuing Care Centre (PCCC) was established to bring about a closer organizational relationship between St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, and Providence Manor. A single Governing Board and Senior Administration was established to provide governance and management of the new centre. At that time the St. Mary’s of the Lake Board of Management and the Providence Manor Board of Management were dissolved, and a single Governing Board was established. In 1996 PCCC expanded its partnership to include St. Vincent de Paul Hospital in Brockville.
In 1998, the Minister of Health of Ontario accepted the recommendation of the Health Services Restructuring Commission to transfer Kingston Psychiatric Hospital’s mental health services to PCCC. From 1999 to 2000, PCCC engaged in planning with the Ministry of Health & Long Term Health Care for a transfer of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital’s long-term mental health and psychiatry programs to the governance and management of PCCC. The Health Services Restructuring Commission directed the transfer. The official transfer occurred on March 5, 2001, and the former Kingston Psychiatric Hospital was renamed the Mental Health Services site.
In March 2006, Providence Continuing Care Centre was integrated into the South East Health Integration Network. The Ontario government created the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), which consists of 14 not-for-profit corporations who work with local health care providers and community members to determine health service in Ontario.
On June 30, 2006 The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul transferred sponsorship of PCCC to the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario (CHCO).
Today Providence Care operates at three main sites, including St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, Mental Health Services, and Providence Manor, as well as numerous community locations, offering services in adult treatment and rehabilitation, complex continuing care, forensic psychiatry, geriatric medicine, geriatric psychiatry, long-term care, palliative care and rehabilitation.