The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) was designated as the site of the Regional Stroke Prevention Clinic (SPC) in the fall of 2004. This ensures that individuals who are at high risk for stroke in the Champlain region receive care close to home according to the Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke.
The SPC provides quick assessment and access to diagnostic services and treatment for patients at high risk of suffering a stroke. The clinic aims to reduce the incidence of stroke through:
- Early assessment and treatment
- Risk factor screening and management
- Patient and health-care provider education on stroke prevention and lifestyle changes
- Medical care and/or referral for surgical care
The SPC team includes Stroke Neurologists, Stroke Prevention Nurse/Nurse Specialists, and Administrative Assistants. At the clinic, the patient will meet with the Stroke Neurologist and the Stroke Prevention Nurse/Nurse Specialist to discuss their risk factors. Patients may receive treatment, have tested and be referred to a specialist. The care is based on individual needs.
Making an Appointment
Referral by an emergency room physician, family physician or another medical specialist. In order to ensure the efficiency of the clinic visit, it is possible that some tests be completed prior to the initial visit.
Waiting List: Yes
Languages of Service: English; French
Areas Served: Ottawa (City of)
Boundaries: Champlain District LHIN boundaries
Hours: Administrative office hours: Monday – Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Stroke Prevention Clinic hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus
C2 Neurosciences Clinic
1053 Carling Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9
Phone: 613-798-5555 ext. 16156
Primary Contact: Aline Bourgoin, Stroke Prevention Coordinator, Champlain Regional Stroke Network
Executive: Lisa McDonnell, Director, Champlain Regional Stroke Network