Urology by Telemedicine

Urology is a medical specialty that treats conditions involving the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. The urologist also performs surgeries.

Who do we serve?

  • Patients aged 18 and over

How do we help our patients?

  • We provide initial consultations and follow-up appointments in urology.
  • Appointments may include discussion of test results and treatment options, as well as planning and monitoring treatment.
  • Telemedicine allows patients to consult a urologist 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 us a request.
  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. Your physician may prescribe blood work or other tests to be done prior to your appointment with the specialist.

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 when registering. It will buzz and light up when your turn comes up. Its screen will indicate the room number where to report.
  • Please empty your bladder before your appointment. Depending on the nursing assessment, we may do a bladder scan.
  • 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 specialist will send a report to your family physician or referring health care provider.
  • The report will also 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 specialist is required.