Someone will call to give you a time for your first appointment at the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program.
The first person you will meet at the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program is the receptionist. Please check in with the receptionist and present your health card (OHIP card).
15 minutes before a scheduled appointment time. Please bring all paperwork that was mailed to you to this first appointment.
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.
First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments.
Your first appointment can take up to 2 hours. Please wear or bring comfortable clothes (shorts, t-shirts, button-front blouse for women). During this visit, you will complete a 12 Lead Electrocardiogram (ECG), body composition measurement and meet with a program physician to assess your progress following your heart event.
Follow-up appointments usually take about an hour to 90 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.
At the end of your first appointment, you will book a day to return to complete your fitness assessment.
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 as we are helping other patients.
We make every effort to return your call. 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.