Before each clinic appointment (in-person or virtual), you will be asked to answer questions about your health and wellbeing. Use PATH (Princess Margaret At Home)​ to report your symptoms and concerns to your healthcare team.

Pre-Appointment Questions

Make the most of your appointment by answering the Pre-Appointment Questions at path.uhn.ca.

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What are the Pre-Appointment Questions?

The Princess Margaret Pre-Appointment Questions are a series of questions you will be asked to complete within the two days before your appointment.

Your answers help assess your health and wellbeing, such as:

  • Common physical symptoms (e.g., pain, tiredness, nausea)
  • Practical concerns (e.g., smoking cessation support)
  • Emotional concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression)

Using the new PATH application, you can complete your Pre-Appointment Questions wherever you are (at home or in the clinic).

Your care team will view your answers to the Pre-Appointment Questions on the day of your appointment.

You can access the Pre-Appointment Questions on any computer or mobile device within the two days before your appointment at this website: path.uhn.ca. If you did not get an email reminder for doing your Pre-Appointment Questions, contact your clinic to have your email address added.

Video on patient reported outcome tools like PATH (Courtesy: Canadian Partnership Against Cancer)


How to complete your Pre-Appointment Questions

Complete your Pre-Appointment Questions on PATH before every clinic appointment (in-person or virtual).

  1. Log in to path.uhn.ca up to two days before your appointment.
  2. Tell us about your symptoms.
  3. If you want, review your previous symptoms.
  4. Discuss your symptoms with your health care team.

Why are the Pre-Appointment Questions important?

The Pre-Appointment Questions help you and your health care team to:

  • Talk about your most important concerns and symptoms
  • Plan care that is right for you
  • Find the help you and your family may need

How to understand your scores

In the Pre-Appointment Questions, you will assign a score to any symptoms you have. Below is a chart with the range of scores and actions to take based on your scores.

Score Suggestion
​4 - 10 If one or more of your symptoms are over 4, make sure to bring them up with your provider at your next appointment. If your symptoms are severe (for example, 7-10) you should consider telling your health care team right away or go to the closest emergency department.​
​1 - 3 ​If one of more of your symptoms are between 1 and 3, follow the recommendations on the Cancer Care Ontario website for how to manage those symptoms.


Help and Support

For technical support with the PATH application, email path@uhn.ca.

For health-related questions (about symptoms, treatment or appointments), call the Patient Info Line at 416-946-4559 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, to speak to an Information Specialist.

Last reviewed: 5/6/2021
Last modified: 5/19/2021 10:01 AM