Cystic Fibrosis Outpatient Clinic
The clinic is located on the 6th floor of the Donnelly Wing in the hospital.
CF clinics happen on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Fridays with more than 40 outpatients seen in these 3 clinics each week. The clinic you’ll attend depends on a variety of factors, outlined in this section.
The outpatient clinics run throughout the year with the exception of two weeks over the December holiday period. The clinic that you attend will depend on several factors, including the type of bacteria you grow or have grown in your sputum as well as the type of clinic that you need to attend (for example, regular clinic visit vs. patients actively on home intravenous therapy vs. patients who need to be seen by the CF Gastroenterologist). Tuesday clinics typically run all day and are reserved for patients who have never grown Burkholderia species bacteria in their sputum. Wednesday clinic is scheduled in the morning and is reserved for patients receiving home intravenous antibiotic treatment for a chest infection. Friday morning clinic is typically for people who have grown Burkholderia species bacteria in their sputum. The Friday clinic is further divided to accommodate people growing different strains of Burkholderia species. Friday afternoon CF Gastroenterology clinics occur monthly for those people that have bowel problems.
The booking office will let you know which day you are expected to attend based on infection control restrictions.
If you are unsure as to which clinic you should attend please ask your CF doctor or nurse.
Virtual CF Care
Although in the past we provided “virtual” care specifically using telemedicine, the pandemic has forced the health care system to quickly pivot in order to provide additional forms of virtual care. This aligns with our goal to protect our patients from infection, to increase the care that we provide and to ease the travel burden and lost time for people living with CF.
Booking Outpatient Clinic Appointments
It is very important that you book an appointment whenever possible so we can plan ahead for your clinic appointment. We ask that you arrive to your appointment on time so that the clinic does not become back-logged. This is especially important for infection control reasons.
There are several ways to book your clinic appointments. You can book your appointment
- in person at the end of your usual clinic appointment
- by calling the booking office at 416-864-5409 or
- by e-mailing email@example.com. It is generally easier and faster to book via email. If you do not hear back confirming your appointment, you may not have an appointment, so please check back with the CF office to confirm.
If you are unable to attend your appointment, please contact the CF office (416-864-5409) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us that you are not coming.
How do I see my lab results?
MyChart is a secure, online portal that shows patients their own hospital records. It was developed at Sunnybrook Hospital and is now used in hospitals across Canada.
Depending on your Unity Health location, MyChart can show you your:
- Lab results (e.g. blood tests)
- Medical imaging text reports (e.g. summaries of x-rays and ultrasounds)
- Results from your sleep studies
- Results from selected cardio-respiratory and neurological tests
- Clinical notes including discharge summaries (from participating clinical areas)
- Medication list at discharge
- Upcoming view only appointments for certain clinics
Note: Up to 15 days delays in receiving the reports in MyChart may apply to certain results/reports.