Sleep Clinic by Telemedicine

The Sleep Clinic by telemedicine provides consultations and follow-up appointments for sleep lab studies.

Who do we serve?

  • Ontario and Québec patients aged 16 and over

How do we help our patients?

  • Telemedicine allows patients to remotely meet physicians for an evaluation and to discuss the results of their sleep study.
  • Telemedicine appointments are also used to plan therapy, monitor its clinical course and adjust treatment.

How to access our services?

  • You need a referral from the Sleep Lab in Hawkesbury to book an appointment in telemedicine.

The Sleep Clinic is offered in partnership with the Hospital Alliance Group. This company operates the Hawkesbury Sleep Lab located in the Trillium Building.

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

  • We will call you to book an appointment by telemedicine at HGH.

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 (blood pressure, oxygen saturation, height and weight) and send the information to the specialist. Then, she will operate a hand-held camera for the airway assessment.
  • 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 specialist will discuss the results of your sleep study and treatment options. Your family physician will also receive a copy of the report.
  • We will call you to book an appointment if a follow-up with the specialist or other testing is required.