My First Appointment

Arrive early…

There is paperwork to review and complete at your first appointment.  Arriving 15 minutes early is a great way to keep the doctor on time.

If you can, print off the Health Questionnaire, fill it out and bring it with you to your appointment.

What to Bring with You…

Bring your valid OHIP card, a current address of residence and list of contact phone numbers and email address. Don't forget your postal code.                  

Please bring all of your current medications in their labeled bottles or blister packs.  Do not bring just a list of medications. Please include all vitamins, naturopathic supplements, injectables and inhalers.                                                         

Bring a list of your significant past and current medical history, including admissions to hospital, surgeries and specialists you currently see.  Be as accurate as you can but more details can be acquired at a later date.            

Bring a translator if your English or communication skills are poor.

What will Happen...

At check-in, the receptionist will take your OHIP card and demographic information and you will be handed a clipboard to complete a Health Questionnaire. Transcribe the medical history data to this form and list the medications and allergies as outlined.

You will be brought in to meet YOUR doctor who will spend time reviewing the information presented and enter data into your chart on the computer. With exceptions, do not expect any form of medical assessment at time of the Introductory Appointment. The purpose is for collection of medical information only and, when properly done, this process takes a full twenty minute appointment time. The collection of this data is essential to your future medical care.

Joining the Practice...

You will be asked to complete and sign a series of forms at your appointment. These may include: Consent for transfer of medical records from any former family doctor or hospital; a statement of intent to register with our Family Health Organization; an email consent; and your Block Fee application (if you choose). As much as possible, we hope to get the paperwork out of the way at your first appointment.

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