For a number of HealthPointe patients, the Intake Clinic will be the first place they visit. Upon receiving a referral from a patient’s physician, our medical team will assess which of our services will best suit a person’s unique case. If it isn’t readily obvious which services should be activated, or if the presenting case appears to be complicated and may require a number of services, the patient will be asked to come to the Intake Clinic for a pre-screening assessment.
The assessment, which lasts approximately 30 minutes, will cover all relevant medical history and include a physical examination to ensure all pertinent illnesses have been ruled out and addressed prior to more comprehensive assessments within the clinic. This process allows HealthPointe medical professionals to gain a fuller understanding of the individual’s circumstances and expectations.
After the assessment the attending physician will provide a plan for treatment. This may mean sending recommendations back to the referring doctor for treatment, or a plan of which HealthPointe services the patient will be recommended to pursue.
This assessment is typically completed by a family physician with expertise in sport medicine.
Additional Information for the Referring Healthcare Professional
Our Intake Clinic allows us to clarify your patients’ needs, and determine the best course of action to provide them help. The Intake Clinic generally has shorter wait times than many of our other services, however no treatment will be provided at the time of assessment. The resulting findings help us to determine which services they will most benefit from. You will be provided a full summary of our findings and any recommendations for interim treatment.
HealthPointe services are by referral only.