North York General Hospital's clinical service offers genetic counselling, assessment and diagnosis to a wide range of patients who meet with a genetic counsellor and/or clinical geneticist.
We aim to provide information and support to our patients in a clear and sensitive manner. We will ask questions about a person's family history and might ask to collect medical records on the patient or his/her relatives. Medical records can give specific details needed for genetic assessment.
Genetic testing is offered in certain situations. The limitations and benefits of genetic testing are discussed at length with patients to help them make an informed choice.
Genetic disease can have far-reaching implications for the extended family. The Genetics Program has a unique and strong family-focused approach to patient care.
We offer services for:
Patients may be referred to the Genetics Program by their physician or midwife. Referral forms for NYGH’s Genetics Program
North York General Hospital, General site
4001 Leslie Street, 3rd floor
Toronto ON M2K 1E1