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We inform you that the mask will remain mandatory inside the clinic even if it is no longer required outside.  Thank you for your cooperation.

READING OF THIS HOMEPAGE IS VERY IMPORTANT 

English assessments are currently halted due to staffing shortages. English registrations are being kept on hold. The reopening of English assessments will be announced to patients on waiting list and on our website. 

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS CANNOT MAKE THE REQUEST FOR EVALUATION AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONNAIRES WITHOUT THE WRITTEN CONSENT AND THE PRESENCE OF THE PATIENT, PARENTAL AUTHORITY OR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE .

IMPORTANT: Make sure you read all the instructions mentioned below before starting the registration process. If conditions are not met, your application may be refused. Evaluations are done in French and English for anyone over 2 years old benefiting from the RAMQ (medicare card), children and adults everywhere in Quebec. No file whose patient is less than 2 years old will be accepted. To the healthcare professional, please do not provide a medical referral to children under 2 years of age. The costs of this evaluation are covered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ, sun card).

MANDATORY MEDICAL REFERRAL : You must have your medical referral in your possession. It must be addressed to a psychiatrist, a child psychiatrist, or specifically to CEVAM, with the following elements:

  • The full name of the person to be assessed, their medicare number and their date of birth,

  • The referral must clearly state: " PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT FOR ASD ",

  • List the presence of major clinical signs suggestive of ASD,

  • Significant history, if relevant,

  • The full name of the physician requesting the assessment, his signature and his license number. Medical references made by an IPS are now accepted provided that the full name appears on the referral.

If the medical referral is not valid, the referral for assessment may not be accepted. To register on our site, you will be required to upload a scanned copy (image or word) of the medical referral.

AVOID PROBLEMS:

  • The use of the Google Chrome browser is essential for the proper functioning of the registration software.

  • It is recommended NOT to use a cell phone to complete the registration questionnaires.

  • Please note that CEVAM emails are regularly distributed in spam (spam, spam, "junk mail"). To avoid this situation, please add info@cevamtl.com in your contacts and check them regularly.

  • To use the links to your patient area that are available in emails from us, your session must be disconnected.

  • Make sure your computer is programmed with EST (North American Eastern Standard Time, UTC-5 time zone), otherwise appointment times may be delayed.

NEW APPLICATIONS : When clicking on "New Application", you will be asked for your email address. You will then receive the link by email "Create your Access" to create your password and have access to "My space" where the questionnaires to be completed are located. For adult patients, remember that someone who knew you very well from a young age (around 4-5 yrs old) should answer some questions for you. The password must be composed of at least 12 characters including at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one number and one special character.

RELEVANT DOCUMENTS : Alongside your medical referral, you will also be asked to attach relevant documents from professional assessments, particularly those conducted during childhood, if available. Such relevant documents may include available records of assessments by psychologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, as well as observations by educator and teachers and other allied professionals, such as DYP, must be attached to your file.

ACCOMPAGNIST : The questionnaires include many questions referring to the 4-5 year old period. The adult patient must be accompanied, at registration, by someone who knew him/her very well at that age in order to provide accurate answers. At the first clinical appointment, the patient, of any age, must be accompanied by a person who knew him/her intimately at the age of 4-5 years. Participation can be by telephone or video conference. It will not be possible to proceed with an ASD assessment if this condition is not met.

Your access to the history questionnaire will be maintained until your file is analyzed by our team. You can come back to it to clarify your answers or add documents in the early stages of the process. However, the SCQ questionnaire can only be answered once, when you have finished answering this questionnaire you will no longer have access to it.


The waiting period varies according to the flow of requests, the age of the patient and the particularities of the case. Currently the waiting list is approximately 9 months. Once you have completed the registration questionnaires, the file will move on to the "Pending validation" step. When this is validated by the clinical team, you will be eligible for the first appointment. You will be able to follow the progress of the stages of your patient file (PD) on "My space".

COVID POLICY : In accordance with government guidelines regarding the social distancing of patients, we conduct assessments either at our clinic at 1 Place du Commerce on Nuns' Island, or by videoconference, if necessary. In fact, in accordance with current guidelines, we may offer to use telemedicine to begin the assessment process. In this context, you may be contacted to discuss this and we will discuss with you the technical feasibility of this mode of assessment. Of course, if this is not technically possible or if you refuse such a process, your order of registration will be maintained and you will be seen as soon as possible.

Wishing you all the very best during this difficult period and kindly advise that you follow the preventative measures.

CEVAM Team