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Guide for Physicians Referring to the Francis Family Liver Clinic

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Patients are seen for medical liver conditions and viral liver disease.

  • Any patient with Hepatitis B
  • Any patient with Hepatitis C
  • Any patient with autoimmune liver disease for consideration or opinion about therapy
  • NAFL/NASH/Elevated liver enzymes NYD
  • Cirrhosis management. NOTE: only if within our catchment area, which consists of postal codes starting with: M5R, M5S, M5T, M5V, M6K, M6J, M6H, M6G.
  • Liver Cancer – primary HCC only. NOTE: If metastases, please refer directly to Medical Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital. Fax: 416 946 2900.

Referral Process

To complete the referral process, first download and complete the Francis Family Liver Clinic Referral form. (Not required if using an EMR system, but please ensure ALL patient demographic information and Referring doctor's Provider number, phone and fax numbers are on the referral. Please provide a contact number even for hospital referrals, in case referral is not appropriate or more information is required.)

Once you have completed the form, fax it to 416 340 4280. The form will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete; if incomplete, more information may be requested and this will slow the booking process. Referrals are triaged and assigned based on medical urgency.

Providing the suggested tests on the referral form will ensure the triage process is accurate and your patient will be provided with an appointment appropriate for their condition.

Our office will fax back an appointment letter with all details for the patient's first appointment.

Your office is responsible for providing the patient with the appointment information, including time and location, and important documents, test results and imaging that they must bring.

*Patients referred from Emergency or on discharge from hospital will be notified directly by phone or mail.

If you have any questions about the referral process, please call 416 340 4868, and choose option 1.

Please note:  Referrals are accepted only for patients who have either a valid Ontario health card (or other province), IFH coverage, or UHIP. ALL patients without this coverage must be referred via the International Patient Program office. (This applies to visitors to Canada or those working with private insurance, etc.)

International Patient Program Office: 416 603 5015
Fax: 1 416 603 5406
Email: IPP@uhn.ca


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