A standard referral form for the hip/knee pathway is available for primary care providers (PCP) below. Referrals must be completed by a primary care provider.
Central East Hip and Knee Referral Form »
In collaboration with the patient, the referral form is completed by the primary care provider and sent to Musculoskeletal
Central Intake. On the referral form, the primary care provider indicates the patient’s preference of:
Hip and Knee Rapid access clinics
Once Central Intake receives the referral, it is processed and sent to the rapid access clinic based on the patient’s choice. Hip and Knee rapid access clinics are located across Home and Community Care Support Services Central East:
|Scarborough Health Network General site||416-431-8200 ext. 3250|
|Scarborough Health Network Centenary site||416-284-8131 ext. 2120|
|Lakeridge Health Ajax/Pickering site||905-683-2320 ext. 12998|
|Lakeridge Health Oshawa site (Taunton Surgical Centre)||905-683-2320 ext. 12998|
|Peterborough Regional Health Centre||705-743-2121 ext. 3203|
|Ross Memorial Hospital||705-324-6111 ext. 8905|
|Haliburton Highlands Health Services (satellite RAC) |
Assessments conducted via Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
|See PRHC and RMH contacts|
At the rapid access clinic, patients will be assessed by a regulated healthcare professional (Assessor) who has received specialized training with orthopaedic surgeons. The patient will be provided with education and tools to better support their condition, and may be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon.
Patients who are referred for surgical consult will be offered their choice of first available surgeon, preferred surgeon or preferred hospital. The primary care providers will also be informed of the recommended course of treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information on what to expect at the appointment with the Assessor and some frequently asked questions Click Here
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Transforming Musculoskeletal Care Initiative, please feel free to contact Home and Community Care Support Services Central East.
- For questions related to patient scheduling or assessments, please contact the rapid access clinic directly. Note, if a referral has been sent to Central Intake, please allow up to several days before the rapid access clinic can begin patient scheduling.
- For questions regarding referral processing and routing, Central Intake is available at 1-800-263-3877 ext. 2828.