For pre-transplant appointments with a social worker, you will need to bring at least one support person with you. For appointments with psychiatry and mental health nurses, you will generally be seen alone for your initial assessment.
Social Work Assessment
The first person you meet at the Transplant Psychosocial Team is the receptionist. To sign in with the receptionist 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).
You may be given self-report tools to fill out before or during your appointment. These scales provide us with feedback on your current mood, anxiety, physical health symptoms, and lifestyle factors.
First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments. Your first appointment can take 60 to 90 minutes. Follow-up appointments usually take from 45 minutes to an hour.
After every appointment, a member of your health care team will tell you about what your plan of care will be. Be sure you understand what is going to happen next. For example, know the time and place of your next visit or if there is anything you should follow-up with before your next visit. 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.