Pre-Operative Planning Clinic


COVID-19 Testing for Surgery Patients

Some patients may require testing for COVID-19 before their procedure.  You will be advised if you require a test. 

All patients are also screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the time of their surgery.   A positive screening assessment will require pre-operative COVID-19 swabbing even if the patient is fully vaccinated. 

Pre-Operative Planning Clinic

The Pre-Operative Planning Clinic is open to patients scheduled for a surgical procedure at our hospital. 


Pre-operative Planning Clinic is located on Level 1 of the North tower in Ambulatory Care.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Patients are seen on referral from a surgeon. 


Patients are scheduled for an appointment on receipt of the Eventus booking slip.

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.


Once referred, we will call you to book an appointment.  


  • Pre-operative assessment
  • Pre-operative diagnostic testing
  • Pre-operative education 
  • Medical history
  • Medication review
  • Discharge planning 


Most appointments will be virtual. In-person appointments are limited to pre-operative medicine and pre-operative anesthesia. 

In-person appointment

  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • Check-in at the registration desk. 

Virtual appointment

  • Follow the instructions provided in your virtual visit confirmation.

Hip & Knee Surgery

If you are having a hip or knee surgery, please review Pre-operative Hip & Knee Class video and related educational booklet

Forms & Documentation

We recommend that you save these forms on your computer before completion. Please print these forms and bring to your in-person appointment (if applicable) or day of surgery.

Joint Replacement Surgery

In addition, if you are having a joint replacement surgery, please complete the form below.  Please print the form and bring to your in-person appointment.

Total Hip or Knee Pre-Operative Questionnaire

What to expect

In-person appointment

  • Your initial visit may take up to an hour.
  • Blood and other laboratory work may be required depending on the assessment.  

Virtual appointment


Joseph Brant Hospital is committed to safe, quality, patient-centered care. To ensure the safety of patients, visitors and staff, we have made some important changes. Please review them before coming to hospital.


Day Surgery Pre-Operative Instructions

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pre-Operative Instructions


Pre-operative Planning Clinic
P: 905-632-3730 Ext. 7139 or 5622
F: 905-681-4879

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