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The Stay Well Program – King Campus

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.

Please come alone to your appointment to help us ensure physical distancing and to allow for patients to come to clinics safely. In special circumstances, the Manager may approve a support person to accompany a patient to Outpatient clinic appointments. Any exception to the visitor restrictions must be approved by the unit or clinic manager.

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

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.

What this program does

The Stay Well program is a physical maintenance program for patients with a broad range of medical conditions. This program offers therapeutic, safe and effective exercises for many at-risk patient populations including but not limited to: those who are post-stroke, have a history of heart disease, diabetes, renal failure, neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s Disease, dementia and other various medical conditions.

How this program helps

The Stay Well program provides therapeutic exercises that focus on balance, strength, endurance and coordination in a medically supported environment. The primary goal of the program is to assist patients with maintaining and improving their physical function and continued independence. The Stay Well program is particularly helpful to those patients who have recently discharged from hospital and/or a rehabilitation setting and are encouraged to continue their physical function rehabilitation and recovery.

Your Care Team

The care team of the Stay Well program consists of various Exercise Specialists and Assistants, a Medical Director and administrative support.


The Stay Well Program
St. Joseph’s Healthcare, West 5th Campus
100 West 5th Street
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3K7

Tel: (905)522-1155 Ext(s) 38755, 38243, 38756
Fax: (905)573-4820

Referral Process

Anyone can be referred to the Stay Well program, however an accompanying medical clearance form must be completed and signed by an attending physician prior to acceptance into the program. Completed referrals can be mailed/faxed to the address provided above.

Preparing for Your Visit

Patients will be contacted for an initial assessment interview following receipt of referral. It is strongly recommended that a caregiver also accompany the patient to their initial assessment interview.

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

Maps & Directions

The Stay Well Program
Level 0
St. Joseph’s Healthcare, West 5th Campus
100 West 5th Street
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3K7

Registration Procedures

Please go to the registration desk upon arrival. Please note, patients are required to pay for parking.

After Your Visit

Following the initial assessment interview, staff and patients will mutually agree upon the days and frequency of participation in the Stay Well program. There is no discharge from the program and patients are encouraged to continue in it given they meet the outlined admission criteria discussed in the initial assessment interview. The Stay Well program is offered in both morning and afternoon sessions Monday-Thursday.