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Need directions to a department or clinic? Want to visit a patient? We're here to help!

Use our "Virtual Information Desk", accessible at the top of any page on our website by clicking on this Visitor Information Panel icon icon, to help answer common questions or help you find your way before and during your hospital visit.

Of course, you can visit our onsite main Information Desk located at the Melnyk Entrance (off of the Queensway) which is open from 7am to 9pm, Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 9pm Weekends and Holidays. Feel free to call us at 416-530-6000.

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St. Joseph's Health Centre Toronto

Consent for treatment

Your doctor and other health care professionals will ask for your consent before they carry out any treatment. They will discuss the treatment with you and will help you to understand the risks, benefits and the different treatment options, so that you can choose what’s best for you.

Sometimes your doctor or other health care professional may ask you to sign a form acknowledging that you discussed the treatment with your doctor or health care professional.

If you become incapable of giving informed consent, your health care team will speak with your substitute decision maker – to explain the treatment and ask for consent.

If you have any special documents or papers related to your wishes, such as a Power of Attorney for Personal Care, or a “Living Will”, please be sure to discuss this with your health care team and provide this to your team.

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