Initial Visit and Assessment
Your initial visit will be with a sleep physician and will include a comprehensive consultation to gain as much information about your sleep hygiene. This consultation will take approximately 1 hour and we highly recommend that, if appropriate, your sleep partner attend the initial visit.
Q. What will happen on my first visit?
You will fill in some forms to provide the physician with some background information. Then, you will see the physician and he/she will do an initial evaluation of your sleep health. It takes about a hour.
Q. Is there a charge for the first visit?
No, all consultations with the physician are covered by Alberta Health Care. If a diagnostic test is required there is a cost, as they are not on the Alberta fee schedule.
Q. Do I require a doctor's referral to attend the clinic?
You do not require a doctor's referral, but it is beneficial for us if provide the name of your family physician, so that we can forward a copy of the initial consultation.
Q. How does a physician make a referral?
We will fax the clinic a referral form. Once we have received the referral, it will be triaged by the Medical Director. We will then contact the patient to schedule an appointment.
Q. How long does it take to get in?
Four to six weeks, unless the referral is assessed as urgent.