Contact Us:
Stroke Prevention Clinic

Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 3280

Shelley Hawton
District Stroke Coordinator
Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 3283

Shannon Stack

District Stroke Nurse Clinician
Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 3286

Wendy Klempt

Stroke Prevention Clinician
Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 3282

Debbie Thomas
Program Manager
Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 3770
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Stroke Prevention Clinic

Patients Served

The Stroke Prevention Clinic is an outpatient clinic for individuals who have had signs and symptoms of a recent stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), or who are at risk of having a stroke or TIA.

You need a referral by an emergency room doctor, your family doctor, or another medical/nursing specialist. 


The Stroke Prevention Clinic provides:

  • Early assessments and appropriate interventions
  • Rapid access to diagnostic tests
  • Education to patients and family members about the risk factors that can cause TIA/Stroke, and assists in development of prevention strategies 

Care is based on specific needs.

Your visit to the Stroke Prevention Clinic

At the clinic the patient will meet with a Nurse Clinician and a Doctor who specialize in TIA/stroke prevention and care. The patient will be referred to other health care professionals as needed and may have additional testing ordered by the Doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out when my appointment is booked?

Once referral is received we will call the patient to book an appointment. If the patient does not receive a call within two business days, please call 705-474-8600 ext. 3280.

What do I need to bring?

Patients should bring all medications in their original containers; a family member or friend (they may be helpful in relating history of the event). Let us know ahead of time if an interpreter is needed.

How do I contact the Stroke Prevention Clinic?

Call 705-474-8600 ext. 3280.
If no answer, then leave us a message and we will return your call. Call us with your questions or concerns.

What is a stroke?

A stroke, sometimes called a "brain attack," occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. When a stroke occurs, brain cells in the immediate area begin to die because they stop getting the oxygen and nutrients they need to function.

Referral information

A referral is required, please fill out the referral form in the downloads box above.

Additional Information

If you believe someone is having a stroke call 911 or your medical emergency number immediately!

Treatment can be more effective if given quickly. Every minute counts! Time is Brain.