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About the Pre-Admission Clinic

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Location

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​There are 2 Pre-Admission Clinics at UHN:

​​​​​​​​​​Toronto General Hospital | Map iconMaps & Directions
Eaton Building – Ground Floor, Room 400
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​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Western Hospital | Map iconMaps & Directions
Main Pavilion – 1st Floor, Room 406

Hours & Contact

​​Toronto General Hospital
Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Phone: 416 340 3529
Toronto Western Hospital

Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Phone: 416 603 5800 ext. 5195​

What We Do

​After being referred by your surgeon, you will visit our clinic at least 48 hours before your surgery.

We ensure that educational information is available to you and your family prior to your surgery so that you are fully informed about your impending hospital visit.

We also evaluate your health, identify risk factors and, if necessary, implement measures to prepare higher-risk patients for elective surgery. Our interprofessional team works collaboratively on your assessment.

During your pre-admission visit, we may determine that further testing, including echocardiograms, stress tests and cardiology consults, is needed before your surgery. We will make every effort to complete these procedures in a timely manner.

Our services include: ​

  • Nursing Assessment
  • Anesthesia Consultation
  • Medicine Consultation
  • Blood Conservation Program
  • Pre-Operative Teaching
  • Pre-Operative Endocrine Consultation
  • Pharmacological Assessment by Pharmacist
  • ​​Telehealth Services


Our Telehealth services allow our patients who live outside of Toronto and who will be visiting one of our hospitals for surgery to complete their pre-admission assessments from their local community. This helps to cut down on the costs and inconvenience that can come with travelling. Ask the Pre-Admission Clinic staff if your pre-admission assessments can be completed using our Telehealth services. Learn more about Telehealth services​.

 For Your Heart Surgery

​​​​Watch these videos to help you get ready for and recover after your heart surgery:

Recovering from Heart Surgery
  • Part 1
  • Part 2​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Health Information

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