Services within Ottawa

Central Intake for Specialized Geriatric Services (Geriatric Medicine)

Specialized Geriatric Services (SGS) provide older adults (65 years of age and older) with specialized care and services that are often necessary to prevent, delay or restore loss of function. Outpatient SGS include but are not limited to Geriatric Day Hospitals, in-home Geriatric Assessments, GeriMedRisk, Memory Programs, and Geriatric Clinics. Each SGS has varying patient criteria and accept referrals from different sources.

Central Intake for SGS will receive, triage and direct referrals to the most appropriate SGS program.

Central Intake for SGS (Geriatric Medicine) is designed to be a simplified streamlined intake process with one referral form and one contact number. All referrals sent to Central Intake for SGS will be triaged by a health care professional. A decision to refer to a Specialized Geriatric Service is made based on the review of the referral form, medical information and a discussion with the older adult/caregiver.

Older adults are referred by their Primary Care Practitioners, other healthcare professionals, family, caregivers or themselves. Referrals are accepted for people who live in their own home (house, apartment, condominium, retirement home). Referrals cannot be accepted from long-term care facilities and out of province.

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Geriatric Assessment Outreach Teams

A Geriatric Assessor completes a comprehensive geriatric assessment on adults who are 65 years or older.

Older adults are referred by their Primary Care Provider, other healthcare professionals, family, caregivers or themselves. Referrals are accepted for people living in the community. Referrals cannot be accepted from long-term care facilities or out of province.

Our Outreach Teams are committed to working with the Primary Care Provider and community services agencies.

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Geriatric Clinics & Day Hospitals

Geriatric Clinics and Day Hospitals are out-patient programs that provide multidisciplinary assessment and/or treatment for older adults experiencing a change in function, memory, mood, mobility or have complex medical issues.  Treatment, counselling and education are available to older adults and their caregivers to optimize health and independence.

Before an appointment is made for a Geriatric Clinic or Day Hospital, many older adults have already been seen in their own home by the Geriatric Outreach Assessor . Referrals may also be made  through the Emergency Department Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) Program by family physicians or from in-patient units.  A physician referral is required.

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Services outside Ottawa in the Champlain LHIN

Renfrew County

Geriatric Assessment Outreach Program


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Mobile Geriatric Day Hospital
The Renfrew County Mobile Geriatric Day Hospital is an out-patient program that focuses on health promotion and offers practical strategies aimed at preventing debilitating illness or injury. Services from counselling, memory and safety assessments to individualized exercise programs that minimize risk for falls all aim to promote our seniors’ independence. Our professional team is here to guide patients and their families throughout their health journey every step of the way.

Referral Form Brochure
Completed forms should be faxed to: 1-613-735-4638.

Renfrew Victoria Hospital Geriatric Clinic
Geriatric Mental Health

Geriatric Day Hospital
Referral required from Healthcare professionals, physicians, GEM, GMH, geriatric assessor or inpatient discharge planners.
Dr. Irene Chan
Fax Geriatric Hospital form to 613-732-6356. RVH Tues & Thurs.

Pembroke Regional Hospital Geriatric Clinic
Tel:  613 732 2811

Geriatric Assessment Outreach – Eastern Counties

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Completed forms should be faxed to: 1-855-450-8569.

Winchester Memorial Hospital Geriatric Clinic
Dr. Genevieve Casey is a Geriatrician who provides a monthly Geriatric Clinic for local patients. The clinic is coordinated through Home and Community Support Services Champlain. Patients need a referral from their family physician.

Tel:  613 774 2422 ext 6318
Fax: 613 774 7206

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Cornwall Community Hospital Geriatric Day Hospital

The Geriatric Day Hospital is a specialized geriatric service funded by the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario providing comprehensive multidisciplinary geriatric assessments for older adults, 65 years old and over, who are experiencing a change in function, mobility, memory, mood, or have complex medical issues.

Referrals are accepted from family physicians, health care professionals and community agencies. Referrals should be faxed directly to us. (ER physician may request a GEM assessment). Urgent assessments are available

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