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WHAT TO EXPECT

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You will receive a call for your first appointment at FASTRAK in the Kidney Transplant Clinic.  Please know that this is an all day appointment and we will try our best to schedule you on a non-dialysis day.


What to Bring

  • CD or DVD of your imaging studies​
    Your referring doctor may give you a CD or DVD of imaging studies such as x-raysCT scans or MRIs​ you may have had done. If so, it is very important to bring this CD or DVD with you.
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  • List of all medications you are currently taking​
    This includes prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamin or mineral supplements and herbal remedies. Since appointments can take several hours, bring the medications you normally take during the day so you don't miss any doses. Bring any medical equipment you use during the day. 
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  • A trusted friend or family member
    A friend or family member can give you emotional support and can help you make good choices. They can also help you gather information, take notes and ask questions.
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  • Questions to ask
    Bring a list of questions to your appointment to help you remember everything you want to ask.   
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    When You Arrive

    The first person you meet at FASTRAK in the Kidney Transplant Clinic is the receptionist. To sign in with the receptionist you will need your health card (OHIP card). If you do not have an OHIP card, please bring another form of government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license, passport, or other provincial health card).

    Measuring Health Equity Questionnaire

    You will be given a form to fill out. This form contains questions about your background. We collect this information to find out who we serve and what unique needs you may have.

    The form is voluntary and you can choose ‘prefer not to answer’ to any or all questions. However, the information you chose to give us will help us improve the quality of care for you and others.

    Learn more about Health Equity at UHN.

    How Long Will Your Appointment Be?

    FASTRAK appointments take all day from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Before You Leave

    You will get a contact list for your health care team.  If you don't get a contact list, please ask for it.

    If you would like us to communicate with you by email. If you do, we will ask you to fill out a consent form. This form outlines the risks of email communication and how it can be used safely. Many patients find email a convenient way to communicate with the team. Email should not be used in emergencies.

    We will tell you about your next visit. If you have any questions, please ask. If you are unsure about what your next steps are, don't be afraid to ask a member of your team. We are here to help you.

    About Phone Calls

    ​We make every effort to return your call within one to two business days. Our staff will try to reach you 2 times. If we are not able to reach you directly – and you do not have an answering machine for us to leave a message please call back.