General Internal Medicine Rapid Assessment Clinic (GIMRAC)

GIMRAC is an acute medicine clinic with the main focus of providing urgent consultation from an internal medicine specialist to people who would otherwise require ED consultation or being admitted.

Location

GIMRAC is located within Ambulatory Care on Level 1 of the North tower, 1N 600.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Referrals

Patients are seen by referral.

Physician

Referrals must be completed by a physician. To refer a patient for GIMRAC, complete the Ambulatory Care Referral form and fax to 905-681-4879. 

Referrals are typically obtained following a visit and/or discharge from the hospital.

Ocean eReferral

Joseph Brant Hospital is using Ocean eReferral Network for Ambulatory Care referrals. With Ocean eReferral Network, physicians can make real-time clinical referrals—free of charge.

To get Ocean eReferral Network, contact the eHealth Centre of Excellence.

Patients

Once referred, the Scheduling Office will call you to book an appointment within 72 hours.

Services

  • Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of internal diseases.
  • Management of multi-system disorders and diseases.

Preparation

In-person appointment

  • Ensure you have your Ontario Health Card or proof of medical coverage
  • Pack all current prescription and non-prescription medications
  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment
  • Check-in at the registration desk 

Virtual appointment

  • Follow the instructions provided in your virtual visit confirmation.

What to expect

In-person appointment

  • Your visit may take up to an hour or more.
  • Your health care team may consist of a nurse and internist (internal medicine physician). 
  • Blood and other laboratory work may be required depending on the assessment.  

Virtual appointment

  • Taking part in a virtual visit
  • Your health care team may consist of a nurse and internist (internal medicine physician). 
  • Your visit may take up to an hour.

Contact

To cancel or reschedule your appointment, please contact:

Ambulatory Care Scheduling Line
P: 905-336-4110 Ext. 4
F: 905-681-4879

 

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