Windsor Genetics Out-Reach Program of London Health Sciences
In partnership with the Medical Genetics Program of Southwestern Ontario
in London, Ontario, JMCC
is home to the Windsor Genetics Out-Reach Program of London Health Sciences
The Windsor Genetics Out-Reach Program
provides comprehensive services in medical genetics to individuals, couples, and families in Windsor and surrounding area, in a caring, respectful, and compassionate environment for all patients. The purpose of genetic assessment is to evaluate individuals or families who are, or think they are, at risk of having a genetic condition that could be passed on to their children.
General Genetics Clinic:
The general genetics clinic provides assessment and genetic counseling for:
Access to Service
- Infants/children with birth defects and/or developmental delay
- Individuals affected with or with a family history of a known or potential genetic disease
- Individuals affected with or with a family history of:
- Single gene diseases
- Polygenic and multifactorial conditions
- Chromosomal abnormalities, numerical or structural
- Birth defects of unknown cause
- Non-pregnant women who are planning a pregnancy and are over the age of 35
- Couples who are consanguineous (related by blood) and are planning a pregnancy
- Couples who are not pregnant and have experienced three or more recurrent spontaneous miscarriages, where major gynecological or obstetrical causes have been excluded
To access services, families are asked to have their physician fax a referral, attached below
- To make an outpatient referral, please fax the following information:
- Reason for referral
- Relevant documentation including consultations, notes and assessments
- Results of any investigations performed to date
To: Fax: (519) 977-2216
General Genetics Referral Form
Prenatal Referral Form
What to Expect
Patients will be sent a Demographic Information Form and Family History Questionnaire to complete. Pediatric patients will also need to complete the Pregnancy and Child Development Questionnaire and Parental Information Form. Electronic copies of these documents are located below. Upon receipt of the completed questionnaires, an appointment will be scheduled.
Demographic Information Form
Family History Questionnaire
Pregnancy and Child Development Questionnaire
Parental Information Form
We ask that the completed questionnaires be returned to our office within 1 month. If the questionnaires are not returned within 3 months, the referral will not be processed.
Please inform our office if you are experiencing difficulty or are unable to complete these questionnaires and we can make alternate arrangements.
We welcome physician inquiries at (519) 252 7281 x 350
Other Medical Clinics
Specialty clinics are available at the JMCC to provide complementary support to our clients and their families and to staff. Most team members will attend clinic visits including therapists, other community providers, and any family members who wish to be present.
Primary medical care remains the responsibility of your own physician.
At this time, JMCC offer the following specialty clinics:
- Orthopedic: For clients who require Musculoskeletal (bone, joint and muscle) assessment
- Prosthetics and orthotics: For clients who require braces or artificial limbs due to weakness, deformity, acquired, and/ or congenital amputations
- Maxillofacial-Speech: For clients with cleft lip and/ or palate, craniofacial syndromes, or severe dental dysfunction
- Velopharyngeal Inadequacy: For individuals who have resonance (nasality) disorders
What can you expect?
Clinic appointments typically last about an hour and can include any/or all of the following to:
- determine eligibility for centre services
- gain a clear medical history
- provide a thorough physical examination
- discuss medical concerns
- provide a diagnosis or offer more information about the diagnosis
- discuss rehabilitation (treatment) plans
- prescribe equipment
- make arrangements for consultations with other specialist physicians
- provide education and support to clinicians and caregivers
Referrals for clinic consultation may be initiated by either the client/family or a team member.
To arrange an appointment, contact any of your rehabilitation team members or discuss a direct referral with your primary physician.