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Genetic Counselling Services

Based in Sudbury, the Genetic Counselling Services of Health Sciences North consists of a team of Medical Geneticists, Genetic Counsellors, Genetic Assistants and support staff.  We offer a wide variety of clinical and testing services for individuals and families with genetic concerns. We see about 1,800 new patients each year from the Sudbury, Algoma, North Bay, Parry Sound and Porcupine areas. We are one of the three outreach clinics that make up the Northern Regional Genetics Program (NRGP) offering clinical genetic services to the people of Northern Ontario.

Genetic counselling gives you current information and guidance about growth, developmental, learning and health problems that have a genetic cause. This can help you understand and deal with the diagnosis of a genetic condition. Our Medical Geneticists and Genetic Counsellors will also assist you in making informed medical and personal decisions.


The Health Sciences North Genetic Counselling Services provides genetic assessment/counselling for:

  • Adult genetics
  • Cancer genetics
  • Pediatric genetics
  • Prenatal genetics
  • Genetic assistants

We require a referral from a physician, midwife or nurse practitioner. Our team of Medical Geneticists, Genetic Counsellors and support staff will then work with the individual to assess their genetic concerns. Appointments with our services are either in-person, via videoconference or telephone.

Our services utilize a provincial, national and international network for referral and testing when indicated. We also provide information and education for health care professionals and the general public.


  • You will meet with a genetic counsellor and/or a geneticist (physician).
  • Your medical history and your family’s medical history will be reviewed so that we can understand your concerns, and give you accurate information.
  • A physical exam may be performed.
  • Genetic testing is available for some conditions. Once this testing is explained, you can then decide whether you wish to proceed with genetic testing or not.
  • A diagnosis of a particular genetic condition may be made or confirmed in your family. This could happen during a pregnancy, or in an infant, child, adolescent or adult. You will learn about what this diagnosis means for you and other members of your family.

  • Plan for the management of your health care needs.
  • Obtain a referral to other specialists.
  • Find resources and support groups within the community.

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Contact Us

Genetic Counselling Services
Health Sciences North
Sudbury Outpatient Centre
865 Regent Street South
Sudbury Ontario, P3E 3Y9

Phone: 705-675-4786

Hours: 8:00 am –  4:00pm (closed between 12pm and 1pm)

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