Referrals to Environmental Health Clinic

Service updates for appointments at WCH

  • If you have an upcoming in person appointment at Women’s College Hospital and you have a fever, cough, or new onset of shortness of breath, tested positive for COVID-19, or been instructed to self-isolate by Public Health please do not come to the hospital, call the clinic directly for more information. If you have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days and are fully vaccinated and have not been advised to isolate, you are welcome to come to the hospital for your scheduled appointment.
  • The hospital is open only to patients with appointments, please see our care partner & visitor restrictions information.
  • Your appointment may be changed to a virtual visit using the telephone or over video. Learn how to set-up a video visit.
  • You will receive a call from us with any changes to your appointment.
  • Masks are required to be worn at all times on WCH property. This includes, but is not limited to, parking areas, elevators and while waiting to be screened.

We require a written referral from your primary care provider before we make a clinic appointment for you. If you do not have a primary care provider, please make an appointment with a family doctor of your choice to establish ongoing care and obtain a referral. The Environmental Health Clinic does not provide ongoing care to clients. Blood work is required as part of the referral process.

Your primary care provider will receive a written report outlining our assessment findings and suggestions for your care. Your primary care provider is responsible for follow-up on the suggestions made by the Environmental Health Clinic for managing your health care.

Pre-visit Questionnaire

We will ask you to complete and return a pre-visit questionnaire before a clinic appointment is made for you. The questionnaire provides the opportunity for you to describe your medical history in a complete, organized way and to assist the clinic staff in planning for your visit.

If you have questions or difficulties when completing the questionnaire, the clinic nurse will be pleased to help you.

Laboratory Tests
According to the evidence-based scientific literature, in agreement with the Environmental Health Clinic’s physicians, laboratory screening to rule out other conditions is advisable before you are seen at the clinic.

You will be notified when an appointment is made for you. Appointments will bein person or conducted virtually via telephone or video visits. Expect your initial appointment to take several hours. One to two shorter follow-up appointments will be offered to complete your assessment. Our waiting list for new referral appointments is approximately one year.

For your initial appointment please have a list of prescription and non-prescription medications and vitamin/mineral supplements you are currently taking (or an updated list).

The cost of all visits to the clinic is covered by OHIP.

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