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Chest Program

Firestone Ambulatory Clinic

COVID-19 Update

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is beginning to reintroduce surgical and outpatient services slowly using a gradual, phased approach.  Some individuals, based on the severity of their condition and care needs, are being scheduled for procedures and treatments.

If you are a patient, your care team will contact you with more information when you are rebooked or booked for your treatment.

If you have concerns, please call your family physician. If there is an emergency, please call 911 and go the hospital immediately. If you have an urgent issue, please go to an urgent care centre. If this is a mental health emergency, call 9-1-1, the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) at 905.972.8338 or online at; go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department. St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has Emergency Psychiatry Services at 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton.

We are doing our best to serve all patients as quickly as possible, while ensuring the safety of our staff, patients and community. Thank you for your continued patience.

Click here for more information about your appointment and the reintroduction of services.

Click here for more information about the gradual reintroduction of visitors to inpatient areas.

What this program does...

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is responsible for the thoracic surgery needs of roughly 1.8 million residents living in the Hamilton, Niagara, Burlington, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk communities. Growing rapidly, the Chest Program at SJHH is becoming one of the largest programs practicing complex thoracic surgery in Canada. Within the Chest Program, the Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program (LDAP), a combined collaboration between St. Joe’s and the Niagara Health System (NHS) for timely assessment and treatment of patients with lung cancer, is the largest service of its kind in Ontario.

How this program helps...

Within this program, The Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health (FIRH) is a vital regional referral centre for respiratory medicine providing inpatient and ambulatory care as well as centralized pulmonary diagnostic testing for the Hospital. FIRH is an internationally recognized leader in academic and research programs. The Chest Program also provides residency programs of choice for medical learners in Respirology, Thoracic Surgery and Head, Neck & ENT surgery.

Please follow the links on the menu to the left to learn more about each of the specific clinics and services offered as part of the Chest Program at St. Joe’s.