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The Neurology Service is a fee-for-service outpatient assessment program for individuals who have sustained a head, brain, neck or other neurological injury, usually through a work-related incident. The injury has often left a person with severe problems. They could have trouble thinking and reasoning or have difficulty with moving and their motor coordination. They could have neurological damage or have psychiatric or social issues.
Most individuals can still carry out daily living activities, but a bed can be arranged for someone needing 24-hour support during an assessment.
A number of different medical staff and health professionals get involved in assessments. If specific tests or consultations are needed such as an
MRI or ear, nose, and throat (ENT) evaluations, we'll refer you to the right place.
After the assessment, the team will make recommendations about whether you need further medical and possibly psychiatric treatment, psycho-social management, community reintegration, or whether you can return to work.
A return-to-work coordinator is available to provide a variety of services that can help you get back on the job in a safe and timely manner.
It's important to know that while you're being assessed, no treatment will be provided. The recommendations that come out of our assessments are forwarded to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) for follow-up with your own practitioners.
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Our team offers extensive expertise in rehabilitation. The Neurology Service team includes the following professionals:
Other specialists as needed.
You will be contacted with information about your first appointment.
Please bring the following to your appointment. Not all of these items may be needed for your appointment. Our clinic or your referring doctor will let you know what you must bring.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
When you arrive, you will sign in with the receptionist. You will need your health card (OHIP card) to sign-in. 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.
You may be given a Measuring Health Equity Questionnaire 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 choose to give us will help us improve the quality of care for you and others.
First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments. Your first appointment can take 2 hours or more. Follow-up appointments usually take 15 to 30 minutes. We do everything we can to stay on time but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may delay your 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, a member of your health care team 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 here to help you.
We understand that reaching us by phone can sometimes be difficult. Often our phone lines are busy or are turned over to the message centre so our staff can prepare for clinic visits or help other patients. We 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 you may need to call us again.