The Referral
Process

Type of Referrals

The Edmonton Bone and Joint Centre accepts referrals for patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis, shoulder issues and foot and ankle issues. Please see the appropriate page for further clarification on the kinds of referrals we accept.

Hip or Knee Joint Replacement Shoulder Foot & Ankle

The Referral Process

The referral process starts with a visit to your family doctor, general practitioner (GP) or physical therapist (with a valid practice ID issued by Physiotherapy Alberta). If they feel you require treatment by a specialist, they can make the referral electronically on Netcare (the provincial electronic health care record) or by completing the appropriate two-page referral form available on our website.

Download Hip & Knee
Replacement Referral Form
Download Shoulder
Referral Form
Download Foot
& Ankle Referral Form

The referral will require X-rays of your joint to allow us to complete a full assessment. The referral page specific to your joint includes more detailed information on the imaging required for your referral. MRIs are not required for any of the orthopaedic issues we assess at our clinic.

Once the referral is complete, your doctor’s office will be notified that we have received the referral and we will send you (the patient) a letter with an appointment date and time once it has been scheduled. If your contact information (address, phone number, etc.) changes while you are waiting to receive an appointment date, please contact us to update your address so that the information gets to you in a timely manner.

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Wait Times for Referrals

Referrals are entered into our system daily so that patients are put into the queue for an assessment as quickly as possible; patients are seen in order of their referral date.

The clinic team works hard to ensure that an appointment to see the assessment physician or surgeon is booked as soon as possible. Wait times do vary and are based on the number of patients waiting and physician availability.

A letter with the appointment date and detailed instructions will be mailed to you once an assessment or a consult appointment is booked.

edmonton-bone-joint-msk-referrals

The Referral Process

The referral process starts with a visit to your family doctor or general practitioner (GP). If the doctor feels you require treatment by a specialist, they can make the referral electronically on Netcare (the provincial electronic health care record) or by completing the appropriate two-page form available on our website.

If you are being referred to our clinic for shoulder pain and/or dysfunction, your family doctor or physical therapist (with a valid practice ID issued by Physiotherapy Alberta) can refer you for consultation at the shoulder assessment clinic.

Download Hip & Knee Replacement Referral Form Download Shoulder Referral Form Download Foot & Ankle Referral Form

The referral will require X-rays of your joint to allow us to complete a full assessment. The referral page specific to your joint includes more detailed information on the imaging required for your referral. MRIs are not required for any of the orthopaedic issues we assess at our clinic.

Once the referral is complete, your doctor’s office will be notified that we have received the referral and we will send you (the patient) a letter with an appointment date and time once it has been scheduled. If your address changes while you are waiting to receive an appointment date, please contact us to update your address so that the information gets to you in a timely manner.

edmonton-bone-joint-msk-wait-times

Wait Times for Referrals

Referrals are entered into our system daily so that patients are put into the queue for an assessment as quickly as possible; patients are seen in order of their referral date.

The clinic team works hard to ensure that an appointment to see the assessment physician or surgeon is booked as soon as possible. Wait times do vary and are based on the number of patients waiting and physician availability.

A letter with the appointment date and detailed instructions will be mailed to you once an assessment or a consult appointment is booked.

Download Referral Forms

You can download all of our referral forms below. They are also available on Netcare. To find more specific information on the imaging necessary for referrals to our clinic, please go to the referral page specific to your orthopaedic issue.

Hip and Knee Replacement

Shoulder

Foot and Ankle

Have questions regarding your referral or have issues accessing the referral forms? Please contact our referral coordinator at (780) 377-1410.