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Our clinics and services

General rheumatology refers to the treatment of patients with a variety of autoimmune disorders. Many of our rheumatologists see general rheumatology patients in their clinics. These clinics also serve as a teaching resource for medical students, internal medicine residents, and rheumatology fellows. The department has an internationally recognized reputation and is one of the largest of its kind in North America.

Find a general rheumatologist.

Patients who develop new pain or swelling in the joints, along with prolonged morning stiffness or abnormalities in blood work (high inflammation levels, positive autoantibodies for rheumatoid factor or anti-CCP antibody), may have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and should see their family physician for a prompt referral to a rheumatologist.

Patients with RA are at significant risk of having rapid joint destruction and disability if not treated early. The Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinic aims to see patients with suspected or confirmed RA quickly so that an accurate diagnosis and early treatment can be initiated. Our goal is to triage patients quickly after receiving the referral.

This clinic is also part of clinical trials and research studies that may benefit patients with RA.

The Rheumatology Rapid Access Clinic (RAC) receives referrals from the emergency department (ED) or following hospital discharge. Patients are seen within two weeks and prioritized based on urgency.

RAC does not accept external referrals. Please view the referral page for clinics currently accepting patients.

The Toronto Scleroderma program provides care for patients with the scleroderma spectrum of disorders including systemic sclerosis, localized scleroderma, morphea, eosinophilic fasciitis, mixed connective tissue disease, Raynaud’s phenomenon and undifferentiated connective tissue disease. The Toronto Scleroderma program now offers a specialty Morphea Clinic, an interdisciplinary collaboration between rheumatology and dermatology.

Please view the referral page for clinics currently accepting patients.

The Vasculitis Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital is the largest vasculitis centre in Canada. The team of doctors, researchers and staff in the centre have been involved in large national and international studies that have changed the outcomes of patients all across Canada with these potentially life-threatening diseases.

Clinics are held every day, and combined clinics with other subspecialties are also offered to facilitate the management of these conditions, which can affect many major organs in the body, at all ages.

To get more information, contact [email protected] and visit the CanVasc website.

The Young Adult Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Clinic is a collaborative care clinic, founded and run by adult rheumatologist Dr. Amanda Steiman and paediatric rheumatologist Dr. Earl Silverman to support the successful transition of patients diagnosed with childhood-onset SLE and previously cared for in the Hospital for Sick Children’s SLE clinic.

Patients in the SLE clinic are co-managed by paediatric and adult rheumatologists for their first four to five years in adult care, thereby providing continuity, familiarity and the benefits of unique and complementary perspectives in care delivery during this formative period. 

Acupuncture originated from traditional Chinese medicine and involves the insertion of thin needles through the skin at specific points on the body to treat pain and other conditions. Scientific studies have confirmed its effectiveness for certain conditions.

At Mount Sinai Hospital, patients can make an appointment for acupuncture services directly or be referred by their doctor, specialist or other health care provider. If you are interested in acupuncture services, please view the referral page for more information.

The Chiropractic Spine Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital provides non-operative treatment programs for the following conditions:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Back pain
  • Neck and upper back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia

Patients can make an appointment at the Chiropractic Spine Clinic directly or be referred by their doctor, specialist or other health care provider. If you are interested in the Chiropractic Spine Clinic, please view the referral page for more information.

Please note: Services provided at the Chiropractic Spine Clinic are not covered by OHIP, but many insurance health plans have coverage for chiropractic services. Please check your insurance plan to see if you qualify for coverage.