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​Stroke Program

Stroke Prevention Clinic


The Stroke Prevention clinic is for patients who have experienced a Transient Ischemic Attack  – "A Mini Stroke" or a mild, non-disabling stroke that does not require hospitalization. The goal of the Stroke Prevention Clinic is to provide early access to multidisciplinary assessment, diagnostic testing, treatment, and referral for patients who have been identified at high risk for stroke. The clinic provides prevention services i.e. diagnostic testing, risk factor assessment and treatment. 

 

The Stroke Prevention Clinic requires a referral. 
Your family doctor or the doctor who saw you in the emergency department can send a referral to the clinic. You will be contacted within 2-3 business days of receiving the referral. If you were told you have been referred and have not been contacted, please call the clinic.

Stroke Prevention Clinic Referral Form.pdf

Appointments or Booking Office: 

705-728-9090 Ext. 23300

Fax Number: 705-728-3039  

          

Manager: Ginny Myles
705-728-9090 Ext. 48240 
mylesg@rvh.on.ca​

Registered Nurse: 705-728-9090 Ext. 23300
Fax Number: 705-728-3039

Location:
201 Georgian Drive, Barrie

 

Will I Need Any Tests Before Coming to the Clinic?

Your family doctor or the doctor who saw you in the emergency department will send the clinic copies of any tests that you may have had done.

Arrangements may be made for you to have pre-clinic fasting blood work at the hospital diagnostic centre or another preferred laboratory setting.

 

Who Will I See at the Clinic?

You may meet the following Stroke Prevention Clinic staff:

  •   Stroke Prevention Specialist

  Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  Registration Clerk

You may be referred to other members of the health care team

 

What Will Happen at My Visit?

Clinic visits may include:

  •   Neurological assessment
  •   Medical and surgical history
  •   Blood pressure
  •   Height and weight
  •   Waist circumference
  •   Review of diagnostic test results
  •   Risk factor identification
  •   Patient and family education
  •   Treatment plan
  •   Potentially diagnostic tests if ordered by the Stroke Physician that may be conducted and/or booked that day

 

 

How Should I Prepare for my Visit?

  •   Bring your health card
  •   Take all of your regular medications on the day of your appointment
  •   Bring all your current medications in their original containers
  •   Bring a copy of any recent blood-work/test reports (i.e X-rays) if they were done at another Hospital
  •   Your spouse, family members or a friend are welcome to come with you to your appointment
  •   Your appointment will take approximately 1-2 hours
  •   The clinic is wheelchair accessible
        
To facilitate best practices in stroke care and referral prioritization, we have updated our referral form.