Referral Process

Referral Process

All patients must be referred to the Rapid Access Clinic (RAC) by a primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) or another physician. For questions about the referral process, please call (807) 684-6965 or 1-833-706-9417. We accept referrals for patients 18 years and older for hip, knee and shoulder pains. Spine referrals for patients of all ages are accepted.

Information for Health Care Providers

Referral forms must be completed in full and include the following:

  • Reason for referral
  • Pertinent medical history and current medication list
  • Completed x-ray findings for the joint you are referring for (see below)
X-rays requiredAP pelvis and lateral of affected hipStanding AP, lateral and skyline of affected kneeAP, trans-scapular lateral, axillary lateral views of affected shoulderSurgeon dependent

Though further imaging not required for referral, if any other pertinent investigations have been completed  for the joint you are referring, please include report.

Referrals will be returned to the referrer if incomplete.

Referral Forms

Please fax referrals to the Rapid Access Clinic at 1-844-497-2445.

Once your referral is received and accepted by the RAC, it will be triaged by the advanced practice clinician. Your primary care should receive a fax back confirming your referral acceptance, indicating priority and how it will be routed.