Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Site: Thunder Bay - Medical Building

Service: Bariatric Care Centre

Description & Services
Public Comments Individuals who choose medical services will meet for group counselling once per week during the length of their treatment. The group will discuss healthy lifestyle nutrition choices and other lifestyle changes.
Description (Service) Operates a regional assessment and treatment centre for pre and post-operative care of patients with obesity requiring gastric bypass surgery
 
Two types of services offered include: 
Medical Services 
Provides non-medical services, including nutrition and lifestyle counselling, for individuals who cannot or choose not to have surgery
 
Surgical Services 
Performs gastric bypass surgery, however, will refer complex cases to a partner program in Southern Ontario
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District
Eligibility
  • Individuals who are obese 
  • Individuals who are considering surgery are required to have a body mass index of 40 or higher
Application
  • Individuals must have their primary care provider request a referral to the clinic through the Ontario Bariatric Registry 
  • A primary care provider can be a family doctor, a walk-in clinic doctor, or a nurse practitioner
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-684-6058
Website www.tbrhsc.net
Site Location North Ward, Medical building beside hospital
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address Medical Building
984 Oliver Rd, Ste 104
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6V4
 
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Intersection Oliver Rd and Golf Links Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care