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Ambulatory Care

Our interdisciplinary teams provide a continuum of care for our discharged inpatients and patients referred from throughout Ontario. Our outpatient program offers continued rehabilitation for burns, strokes and neurological conditions, amputations, musculoskeletal conditions, organ transplants, oncology, and traumatic injuries.

Referrals & Admissions

Outpatient Referral Forms

Please include all required documentation outlined in the Referral Requirements document:
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PDF Download Neurological Rehab Referral Requirements (106kb pdf)

Download our Outpatient Referral Form on our referral information page.

Outpatient Admission Criteria

  • Patient must be able to actively participate in the rehabilitation program
  • Patient must be able to arrange/manage own transportation

Program Details

Man on exercise bikeThe Ambulatory Care program provides interdisciplinary services including specialized assessments & treatments, and care liason. We also offer fee-for-service wellness clinics in massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic and chiropody services and an arthritis aquatic program.

Interdisciplinary Services

Specialized assessments:

  • Progressive treatment assessments
  • Psychological consultations and assessment
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Home assessment visits
  • Wheelchair, seating and mobility, and gait assessments
  • Equipment prescription as an Assistive Device Program authorizer

Please note: St. John’s Rehab is not a Ministry of Transportation approved Driving Assessment Centre  but if you’re thinking about returning to driving, your rehab team can help. Learn more.

 Thinking about Returning to Driving? (1.4Mb pdf file

Your rehab team can examine and help you improve your skills related to driving.
This may include assessing your ability to:

  • move your arms and legs
  • stay focused
  • see objects
  • solve problems
  • remember things
  • pay attention to many things at once
  • process information and react quickly.

Your rehab team will write a report that you can share with your physician (family doctor or specialist) or nurse practitioner.

Important information from the Ministry of Transportation

Q1. How would you know if your licence has been suspended by the Ministry of Transportation?

A1. You would receive a Notice of Suspension letter from the Ministry of Transportation that lets you know that your licence has been suspended.

Q2. What are next steps for the Ministry of Transportation to consider returning your licence?

A2. With the Notice of Suspension letter, you will also receive a Medical Review Form. This Form is to be completed by a physician or nurse practitioner, in order for the Ministry to determine whether to return your licence.

The report written by your rehab team can be given to a physician who may use it to help complete the Ministry of Transportation Medical Review Form. A physician may also choose to do additional tests or recommend a functional driving assessment before sending the Form to the Ministry.

The Ministry of Transportation Medical Review Board will assess your Medical Review Form and decide if it is safe for you to return to driving. About one month after the Ministry has received the Medical Review Form, they will send a letter to inform you if you can return to driving, or if you need to take a functional driving assessment, or if more assessment is needed.

Q3. What is a Functional Driving Assessment? Where is it done?

A3. Functional Driving Assessment is a test to check your driving skills. It includes in-clinic testing (pen and paper testing) and an on-road test. The on-road test is considered the best test to show if it is safe for you to return to driving. This Assessment is done at a Ministry-approved Functional Assessment Centre. There is a fee for this Assessment, which is not covered by provincial health plans (OHIP).

For more information on Functional Driving Assessments, please talk with your Occupational Therapist, or visit the Ministry of Transportation or call 1-800-268-1481.

Specialized treatment:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Diabetic education, nutrition counselling and classes
  • Pain management
  • Static and dynamic splinting
  • Family support education and counselling
  • Self-medication education
  • Work readiness / work conditioning
  • Reconditioning therapy
  • Activities of daily living
  • Energy conservation and stress management techniques
  • Exercise and progressive conditioning
  • Extensive manual therapy

Care Liaison:

  • Liaison with referring physicians, therapist, WSIB
  • Appropriate referrals to other programs