Orthopedic Surgery Clinic by Telemedicine

The Orthopedic Surgery Clinic by telemedicine provides follow-ups with orthopedic surgeons from Montfort Hospital.

Who do we serve?

  • Patients aged 18 and older

How do we help our patients?

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

How to access our services?

  • You have to ask your Montfort orthopedic surgeon for a telemedicine appointment at HGH.

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. Montfort Hospital will contact us if your orthopedic surgeon accepts your request for telemedicine follow-up.
  2. We will call you to book an appointment at HGH.
  3. The specialist may ask that you have a radiology exam before the consultation. We can arrange such exams when needed.

What to bring

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

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.
  • Take a pager upon registering. 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 fill out an intake form with you. She will also review your list of medications and allergies, and send the 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 medical specialist will send a report to your family physician or referring health care provider.
  • We will call you to book an appointment if a follow-up with the specialist is required.