For Ontario, Canada residents
The first step to becoming a patient is getting a referral from your family physician, gynecologist, or other specialist. Click here for a referral letter.
Referrals can be faxed/sent to 416 323 7334.
Once we receive your referral, new patients are given instructions on how to prepare for their initial consultation with a doctor. Those patients with partners should have them attend the initial consultation. All individuals should bring their OHIP cards, if available. Upon receiving your referral, we will contact you within 24-48 hours to book your initial consultation and your appointment will be within 4-6 weeks. However, if you do not hear from us, then feel free to follow up.
For non-Ontario Canada residents and international residents
We do not require a referral, please request an appointment in person or by telephone or skype by filling in the registration form or by sending a request through the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Once we receive your referral, new patients are given instructions on how to prepare for their initial consultation with a doctor. Those patients with partners should have them attend the initial consultation. All Ontario residents should bring their OHIP cards, if available. Upon receiving your referral, we will contact you within 24-48 hours to book your initial consultation and your appointment will be within 4-6 weeks.
Becoming a patient can be a confusing and often, time consuming process. We have outlined the steps that you need to begin the process of procreation! Our first goal is to help you build your family. The second is to help you with the experience. Find out more and feel free to take these lifestyle considerations into account.
When you arrive for cycle monitoring, there are three clipboards where you can sign your name depending on the reason for your visit: bloods, ultrasound, and/or physician. Removed the last sentence. If you are receiving an injection, only by the nurse (i.e. no blood tests or ultrasounds), then sign on the physician’s clipboard and indicated ‘nurse only’ next to your name. For donor sperm insemination, first go to the Andrology department and make a request to thaw the sample. Following this, sign up for your blood test and ultrasound.
Clinic hours for daily ultrasound and blood tests are Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 10:00 am, and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. No appointment is necessary. When you arrive for blood work, ultrasound and/or injections, please sign in on one or all of three clipboards: (1) blood lab, (2) ultrasound, and (3) doctor, depending on the reason for your visit to CReATe that day.
It is important to realize that there are small changes you can make in your daily life that will help to improve your success in this process. Try to keep your stress levels as low as possible. We realize that this is a very anxious time for you, but it will greatly facilitate the process if you try to remain at a low stress level.
Patients with infertility can have some control of their reproductive function by living healthy lifestyles. Often some negative habits may contribute to their infertility. Therefore, if patients live healthy lifestyles, it is possible that there will be some improvement in their reproductive function. There may not be conclusive evidence for all these lifestyle recommendations, but rarely will following these guidelines harm, and often they may help.