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