Plan Your Visit

Welcome to Women’s College Hospital. Coming to a hospital can be a daunting experience, which is why we’ve created an environment that is welcoming and inclusive for everyone. We value what makes each of us unique and we embrace our patients’ diversity and individuality.

Masking Policy

Women’s College Hospital is a mask friendly environment.

Mask use is optional at Women’s College Hospital. If you are experiencing new cough or cold symptoms, please wear a mask. Masks will remain available in dispensers at hospital entrances and elevators. During your visit, you may be asked to wear a mask by your care team.

Patient Registration

For your registration, you will be asked to provide:

Your health card, or another piece of photo identification

the name, address and telephone number of your emergency contact

You may also be asked for:
the name of your family doctor, and his or her address and telephone number

Your safety is our main concern. We need to match the correct person to the correct care. To identify you correctly, you will be asked your name and date of birth by each member of your healthcare team.

Our staff, physicians, volunteers and students are also committed to providing quality patient care. You can contact Patient Relations about what we are doing well and how we can improve the care and services we provide.

Being accountable to our patients and community is essential to earning your trust and building a reputation for excellence. “Accountability” means making the right clinical and managerial decisions, managing resources efficiently, measuring our performance and doing that in an open and transparent manner. Please visit our Public Accountability, Quality and Performance section for more information.

Download the Patient Handbook (pdf)


Women’s College Hospital is committed to providing equitable and accessible services, programs, and facilities.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), we are dedicated to providing a positive, respectful, and barrier-free experience for all patients, visitors, staff, volunteers and community members.

Our Accessibility Plan and Policy

Our Accessibility Plan reflects our broad commitment to health equity and outlines our accessibility priorities and actions items over a four-year period.

WCH’s Accessibility Policy outlines practices and procedures in place at the hospital to help identify and eliminate barriers that hinder a person’s ability to access care and services.  The policy is designed to bring about organizational change that will meet WCH’s objectives under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Making an Accommodation Request

Accommodation requests are managed on a one-on-one basis. Please contact your clinical team before your appointment to discuss your accommodation needs and your request.

Should you require additional assistance or further information please contact the Office of Equity:

Accessibility Services at WCH

There are many ways we can help with your visit.