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Your Pre-Admission Visit

Pre-Admission Clinic
Toronto Western Hospital
Main Pavilion – 1st Floor, Room 406
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If you are asked to attend the preadmission clinic, please bring
  • 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 or passport.
  • Any other insurance cards. You will need the policy number of your extended health insurance, if you have any.
  • Your spouse/partner, a trusted friend or a family member to offer you support and be a second set of ears.
  • All the medications you take in their original containers. This includes prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, supplements and herbal or natural products.
  • A copy of your power of attorney for personal care and/or advanced directives.
  • A list of any questions that you may have about the operation and recovery.
  • The name or phone number of your pharmacy, as well as any medical specialists that you have seen in the past 3 years. If you have had a cardiac stress test, echocardiogram and/or a pulmonary function test in the past 3 years, it would be helpful to bring a copy of the final report with you to this appointment.

Depending on your needs, you may meet:

  • A pre-admission nurse, who will review your health history and give you information to prepare you for your operation.
  • A pharmacist, who will review your medications.
  • An anesthetist, who will review your health history, discuss your anesthetic plan and pain relief after surgery.
  • A member of the medicine team, if you have other complex health problems.
  • A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), or Nursing Coordinator, who specializes in the care of patients having your specific surgery. They will review any preparation that is required before your surgery, plans for discharge home after surgery and specific instructions regarding your recovery.