For Patients

To make a referral – speak about your concern to your family physician or nurse practitioner and ask for a referral to Men’s Health Institute. Your referral can be faxed through 416-581-0096 or emailed to appointmentsatmenshealthinstitute.ca. You will be booked for the earliest appointment available with the physician whose clinical interests and speciality include your condition, concern or diagnosis.

It takes about 2 weeks to a month to get that first appointment. Kindly be patient.

First consultations are booked for 20-30 minutes based on the information received with your referral and depending on the examination and plan. We try very hard not to keep people waiting but there can be clinical situations and discoveries that we have no control over. We ask everyone to be patient with us and each other.

At the consultation, most patients can expect a sit down conversation with their physician and a physical examination. Most new patients will have bloodwork and a urinary flow test done at their first visit and perhaps an ultrasound done at the same visit. Semen analysis may also be done in selected patients. All of these may make your consult longer but are valuable tools in obtaining information pertinent to your health.

Important to bring:

  • List of all medications & supplements you are taking or have recently taken.
  • List of all past accidents, injuries, surgeries & chronic illnesses.
  • Please have your bladder full but not bursting. Very important – your appointment may have to be rescheduled if your bladder is not full.

Please know you will be asked about your sexual activity and your emotion health. All of these  questions are important for us to understand what is happening to you.

 

Followup appointments are often shorter based on the response of the planned treatment or therapy.

Services available within the Institute:

  • Physician care & visits
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood sampling – all hormones are sent to a private facility for testing. All other blood tests are sent to Dynacare
  • Urine sampling – sent to Dynacare
  • Semen analysis and advanced testing – done at Flowlabs Diagnostics onsite
  • Inguinal nerve blocks
  • Patient teaching sessions

Services booked through the Institute:

  • Surgeries – booked through Dr Jarvi’s service and done at Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Shock Wave Therapy for ED – pre and post treatment appointments done at MHI but treatments are presently done at Mount Sinai Murray Koffler Urologic Wellness Centre
  • High nerve blocks – booked at Toronto Western Hosptial, physician appt so remain at MHI

Community Partners appointments, sessions and treatments are booked between the patient and the practitioner and appointments are presently done at the practitioner’s facility.