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Clinics & Inpatient Care Units

Arthritis Care

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St. Michael's Hospital houses the multidisciplinary Martin Family Centre for Arthritis Care and Research. Several orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, physical and occupational therapists and nurses provide comprehensive care for patients suffering from arthritis.

All patients are seen by referral by family physicians or other specialists. Once a patient is seen in the clinic, their case is managed as needed by the rheumatology, orthopedic and allied health care providers. In addition to general rheumatology and orthopedic arthritis care clinics, there are specialty orthopedic clinics providing expertise in the management of foot and ankle disorders, spinal disorders, knee and hip disorders and upper extremity disorders.

Beyond our commitment to patient care, the program at St. Michael's Hospital is a major teaching centre for the University of Toronto and is involved in education of undergraduate medical students and postgraduate residents in all aspects of arthritis care. The Hospital is a leader in the education of arthritis within the University.

Another component is our commitment to basic science and clinical scientific research. Extensive ongoing research ranges from the study of molecular genetics in arthritic disorders to outcome measurement of arthritis care.

New UnityConnect digital tool

The safety of our patients and people is our top priority. One of the key ways we can ensure the safety of our patients, staff and physicians is screening for any COVID-19 related symptoms they may have. To help with this, we launched a digital tool called UnityConnect in the Martin Family Centre and Fracture clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital on Sept. 9 that allows you to pre-screen for symptoms before you arrive to the hospital.

We have various screening points before an appointment. This tool replaces pre-screening that typically takes place on the phone before an appointment. You will also be screened upon arrival to the building and clinic. This enables us to identify any new symptoms that might develop between pre-screening and your arrival and take appropriate precautions.

How it works:

  • When you book your appointment, you will be asked if you consent to receiving text messages or emails through the UnityConnect tool.
  • Once you consent, you will receive:
    • Reminders about your appointment
    • Information about what to expect for your appointment
    • A pre-visit screening questionnaire to do in advance of your visit
    • An optional satisfaction survey after your appointment to let us know how we’re doing
  • For more information on the UnityConnect tool, read our tip sheet.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Use of this tool is optional. If you would prefer not to use it, we will continue to connect with you using our existing methods.

We will be launching UnityConnect in a variety of areas over the coming months and welcome your feedback to ensure it is easy to use. We aim to have the tool available in all clinics across Unity Health over the next year.

Contact Us

Martin Family Centre
B1 (Ground Level) Donnelly Wing
St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1W8, Canada

Phone: 416-864-5280 (for bookings)

Additional information can also be obtained through Arthritis Canada.