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SJHH / Health Services/ Chest Program/ Firestone Regional Chest Clinic

Firestone Regional Chest Clinic

What this program does...

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is the regional referral centre for chest medicine and thoracic surgery in the Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) 4.  The Firestone Clinic provides comprehensive outpatient care and specialized pulmonary diagnostic testing and sputum inflammometry assessment as part of the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health.

There are a variety of sub-specialties currently housed in the Firestone Clinic:

Allergy Clinic:  for allergy assessment and testing Severe;

Asthma: including access to specialized care for the severe asthma patient

Esophageal Diagnostic Assessment Program (EDAP): directed at patients with suspected esophageal cancer

Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program (LDAP): directed at patients with suspected lung cancer

Interstitial Lung Disease: providing multi-disciplinary care to patients with complex disease within a chronic disease management model.

Pleural Spaces Clinic: directed at patients with pleural effusions

Pleural Nodules Clinic: directed at patients with small lung nodules

Respiratory Rehabilitation: inpatient and outpatient components

Sleep Medicine

Tuberculosis Clinic, which is a regional program run jointly with Public Health.

The Firestone also houses clinics for Thoracic Surgery and Head and Neck

How this program helps...

This clinic is part of the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, creating a link between patient care, translational research and educational activities.  The clinic provides interdisciplinary patient centered care.

The clinic provides access to respiratory assessment and care in a time frame consistent with the patient’s medical needs through their urgent consult process, access to specialists, and routine respiratory testing for the community: referral form.

In 2012/13, the Firestone Clinic registered close to 45,000 patients across the various clinics, providing almost 40,000 clinical tests.

Your Care Team

The dedicated and highly skilled care team at Firestone currently consists of over 30 physicians, 16 respiratory therapists and technicians, 16 clerical staff and 10 nurses.  The team is closely integrated with the physician offices and their secretaries to provide a coordinated seamless approach to patient care.

The Manager of the Firestone Clinic is Marnie Buchanan

Telephone: 905-522-1155 ext 33004

Email: mbuchana@stjoes.ca 

Fax: 905-523-5864

Contact

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
50 Charlton Ave E.
The Firestone Clinic
Hamilton, Ontario

Tel: 905-522-1155 Ext 36000
Fax: 905-523-5864

Referral Process

Patients, family doctors, healthcare providers and specialists may complete a referral by downloading the referral form here.

A referral can also be made by calling or sending a fax to the Firestone Clinic, (contact information provided above).

Preparing for Your Visit

You will receive instructions specific to your visit.  If you are having pulmonary testing done, there will be instructions sent to you about your specific test.  As a reference, these instructions can be accessed here:

Allergy Testing

Exercise Test

Methacholine Test

Pulmonary Function Test

Routine Skin Allergy

Sputum AFB Test

Walk Test and Independent Exercise Assessment (IEA)

We ask that you do not bring any valuables with you as the hospital cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items. 

Maps and Directions

Entering through the Charlton St. Main entrance the Firestone Clinic is located to the right on the main floor of the Juravinski Innovation Tower.  Premium parking is located at the front of the building, off Charlton Ave.  Regular parking is off James St. S., on the south side of the hospital.

Please click here for maps and directions to our Charlton Campus.

Registration Procedures

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment to leave time for parking and registration.

Please enter FIRH level 1 and take a number and be seated until your number is called. FIRH is located in the Juravinski Innovation Tower, level 1 close to the main lobby and Tim Horton’s.

After Your Visit

If you have any questions after your visit, please contact your specialist’s office directly.

For more information about the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health please visit http://www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/firh/