Someone will call you to give you a time for your first appointment at the Thrombosis & Hemostasis Clinic.
List of doctors and hospitals. Bring a list of doctors you have seen in the past and who may have information about your blood work. Also bring the names of the hospitals where you have been treated.
List of all medications you are currently taking. This includes prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamin or mineral supplements and herbal remedies.
See also: My First Appointment at UHN »
Medications that you need to take.
Appointments can take several hours. Bring with you any medications you normally take during the day.
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.
Questions to ask.
Bring a list of questions to your appointment to help you remember everything you want to ask.
Learn more about what to bring to your appointment »
The first person you meet at the Thrombosis & Hemostasis Clinic is the
Patient Flow Coordinator. To sign in with the Patient Flow Coordinator 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).
Before each clinic appointment (in-person or virtual), you will be asked to answer questions about your health and wellbeing. Use eCheck-In to report your symptoms and concerns to your healthcare team. You will still need to check in with the front desk staff, eCheck-In does not replace checking in in-person.
Learn more about eCheck-In »
First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments.
Your first appointment can take an hour or more. After your visit to the clinic, you will likely go for blood tests at the Diagnostic Test Centre/Blood Collection Lab at Toronto General Hospital (200 Elizabeth Street, Ground Floor – Room 406).
See the map of Toronto General Hospital [PDF, opens in new window] »
Follow-up appointments with oncologists usually take 15 to 30 minutes. Follow-up appointments with nurse practitioners usually take 30 to 45 minutes.
We do our best to stay on time. Unfortunately, your appointment may be delayed by unforeseen circumstances. We recommend that you come prepared for delays. For example, make sure your arrangements for things like babysitting, elder care and parking can accommodate a longer than usual appointment.
At the end of your first appointment, the nurse or doctor will give you a contact list for your health care team. If you don’t get a contact list, feel free to ask for it.
After every appointment, the nurse will tell you about your next visit. Be sure you understand what is going to happen next. For example, know the time and place of your next visit or if someone will call you with this information.
If you are unsure about what your next steps are, don’t be afraid to ask a member of your team. We are there to help you.
If you leave a message, we will make every effort to return your call within 24 hours. 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 – you may need to call us again.