Welcome to Odyssey Health Services
Odyssey Health Services specializes in treating a variety of mental and physical health conditions that, when not treated appropriately, result in individuals suffering from significantly restricted or impaired lives. In the workplace this can mean reduced productivity, protracted work accommodation or modification, higher than normal levels of absenteeism, or prolonged time off work on either sick or disability benefits.
Odyssey Health Services assesses and treats mental health conditions such as mood and anxiety disorders, and physical complaints such as back pain, headache, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other complex or difficult to manage conditions. Odyssey Health Services uses proven, evidence-based approaches that combine medical and behavioural sciences.
In many instances when a person is off work, the medical investigation(s) and subsequent treatment result in a successful and timely return to work. However, in a significant number of cases this is not true and the individual remains off work longer than may be necessary. The research evidence now tells us that, for these cases, the non-medical or psychosocial factors that are known to contribute to frequent or lengthy absences from the workplace must be addressed. At Odyssey Health Services, we have the expertise to both assess for these factors, and to implement the appropriate level of treatment to resolve the issue once and for all.
Odyssey Stepped Care Approach
Odyssey Health Services provides a comprehensive approach to reducing unnecessary absence from work. Odyssey Health Services’ stepped care approach provides the intervention best suited to the severity, duration, and complexity of an individual's condition or situation. Services range from education, to individual or group intervention with a counsellor, to interdisciplinary assessment and treatment for more complex cases.
Odyssey Health Services has clinical teams in Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Ontario, and provides in-person services for individuals throughout these provinces. Some services are also available by phone for those who are not within commuting distance of an Odyssey Health Services office location.