Patient FAQs

Prenatal Care

I am newly pregnant and need prenatal care

We have family physicians who practice low risk obstetrics at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. For more information, click here 

Our physicians can also provide prenatal care and/or referrals to Obstetricians. Book an appointment here 

 
 

Newborns

I just had a baby and need to bring my newborn baby in to see the doctor - what do I do?

Registering your Newborn as a Patient:

Before you and your newborn are discharged from the hospital, you will receive discharge papers and instructions on when you need to bring your newborn in for their first check-up. This is usually within 2-3 days of leaving the hospital.

Please note we require at least one parent to be a current patient of Citrus to roster your newborn baby with one of our physicians. If you would like to sign up for a new family doctor, click here 

If you already have one parent rostered, that family physician will automatically accept your newborn into their practice. Please email the discharge papers to citrusmedicalcentre@gmail.com and provide the following information below. We will contact you in regards to getting your newborn booked for their initial visit! 

  • Full name (First + Last) 

  • Date of Birth 

  • Sex

  • Health Card Number 

  • Preferred phone number, email address, and mailing address 

  • Next of Kin/emergency contact 

 

Pediatrics

Are the Citrus pediatricians accepting new patients?

Currently Dr. Weinstangel has a waitlist for new patients and we contact patients as openings become available. The average time on the waitlist is about 4 to 6 months

When is the pediatrician available for appointments?

Currently Dr. Weinstangel is available 2 days a week and books appointments about 2-3 weeks in advance

How do I get a consultation with the pediatrician?

Ask your primary care provider to send a referral.  Our fax number is 416-342-1790

How long does it take to get an appointment after receiving the referral

Consults are generally booked 2- 3 weeks from the date that the referral is received

Does my child need to be available during the appointment?

Yes, the doctor does want the child to be available for any phone or in person appointment.

After my referral consultation can the pediatrician continue to see my child for other issues that may arise?

  • For anything beyond the reason of the referral an appointment would need to be booked with your primary care provider

  • If you would like your child to be seen for a different issue, a new referral would need to be sent. 

Want more information? Contact us, we are here to help.