Hematology Clinic by Telemedicine

Hematology is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats blood and circulatory system diseases. The hematologist provides care plans and monitoring for conditions such as anemia, blood-clotting disorders, and leukemia.

Who do we serve?

  • Ontario and Québec patients aged 18 and over

How do we help our patients?

  • Telemedicine allows patients to consult an hematologist without having to travel to Ottawa.

How to access our services?

  • You must have a referral from your family physician or health care provider to book an appointment.

The appointment is by telemedicine at HGH. The Ambulatory Clinics offer several other types of medical consultations with specialists through telemedicine.

About The Program

Before your appointment

  1. Your physician will fax a request to Montfort Hospital.
  2. We will call you to schedule an appointment. It may take a few weeks or up to several months before we call you, depending on the availability of specialists.
  3. You may need to have blood work done prior to your appointment with the hematologist.

What to bring

  • Valid Health Card
  • List of all your medications, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements and herbal medicines

When you arrive

  • Please use the Main Entrance and register at one of the self-serve kiosks at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Clerks are available to help with the registration process.
  • Upon registering, take a pager. It will buzz and light up when your turn comes up. Its screen will indicate the room number where to report.
  • Room numbers and other public interest messages are presented on the TV screens in the waiting room.

The telemedicine consultation

The consultation is held in a room equipped with a monitor, a camera and medical devices.

  •  A nurse will do a health assessment and send relevant information to the specialist.
  • The nurse will leave the room if you prefer to be alone with the medical specialist. The nurse may also help with the translation of medical terms to English or French if needed.
  • A family member or a loved one may accompany you during the visit, depending on the COVID-19 situation.
  • Due to the technology in use, telemedicine consultations are usually right on time.

Results and follow-ups

  • The hematologist will send a report to your family physician or referring health care provider.
  • The nurse’s notes will be available in your electronic medical record. For information on the creation of an account and how to access your electronic medical record, visit MyChart.
  • We will call you to book an appointment if a follow-up with the hematologist is required.