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Stroke Prevention Clinic

The Stroke Prevention Clinic is an outpatient clinic for people who have had signs and symptoms of a Transient Ischemic Attack (“TIA”).

The goal of the clinic is to reduce the chance of stroke  by:

  • Providing early assessments and treatments
  • Providing rapid access to diagnostic tests
  • Providing education to patients and family members

The Stroke Prevention Clinic is an outpatient clinic and does not replace an Emergency Department. If your symptoms happen again or you have any of the signs or symptoms of a stroke while you are waiting for an appointment at the Stroke Prevention Clinic, call 911 to be brought to the Emergency Department by ambulance.

  • You need to be referred to the clinic by a doctor or a nurse practitioner (you cannot self-refer)
  • Once a patient of our clinic, you will be cared for by a doctor and a nurse, specializing in stroke prevention and care
  • They will help identify your risk factors and work with you to control or reduce them to prevent a stroke or TIA
  • You may be sent for further tests
  • You may be referred to another specialist(s) or to another service care is based on your own needs
  • You will be given written information to take home to help you understand your condition
  • A report will be sent to your doctor
  • If you were in the hospital for a stroke or TIA, a follow-up appointment may be booked to come back to the clinic
  • Sometimes your appointment will be done by phone or through a computer

After you have been referred to the clinic, you will be called by the Stroke Prevention Clinic Clerk and given an appointment date and time to come in:

  •  IF blood work is required prior to your clinic visit, you can register at the Main Registration of Health Sciences North
  • Otherwise, you can register at Ambulatory Care Registration (ACU1), Level 1 of South
  •  Once you have registered, turn left and walk down the hall to the Neurodiagnostic/Stroke Prevention Clinic.
  • Have a seat on the chairs and you will be called in for your

What to bring to first appointment

  • Health Card
  • Bring a list of your current medication and any paperwork given to you by your doctor (such as test results)
  • Have a support person accompany you if possible (such as a spouse, son, or daughter)

What happens after my first appointment?

The clinic will:

  • Send a report of your visit to your family doctor
  • Book any additional tests that you may require
  • Book another appointment if

 You will need to:

  • Call your family doctor and make an appointment for two weeks after you have been in the Stroke Prevention
  • Bring the folder of information you were given by the clinic nurse to your next visit with your family doctor to review with you.

Having a TIA means that part of your brain has had decreased blood supply for a period of time and this caused you to have symptoms that looked like or felt like a stroke.

Some people call this a “mini-stroke” but a TIA is actually not a stroke. With a TIA, your body is able to re-open the blood supply to that part of your brain so the symptoms go away.

A stroke, on the other hand, means that the reduced blood supply was serious enough so that part of the brain was damaged.


Not everyone will experience all of the signs of stroke. If you experience any of the FAST signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Face is it drooping?

Arms can you raise both?

Speech is it slurred or jumbled?

Time to call 9-1-1 right away.

Act FAST. Lifesaving treatment begins the second you call 9-1-1.

To learn more, visit FAST Signs of Stroke.



This is the referral form that your doctor will fill out and send to the Clinic so you can be booked for an appointment.

Contact Us

Health Sciences North
Ramsey Lake Health Centre
41 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 5J1

Phone: 705-523-7100