TIA / Stroke / Neurology (TSN) Clinic

Mackenzie Health's TSN Clinic offers services for:

  • Individuals who have experienced signs and symptoms of a stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) that , if untreated, may lead to a stroke.
  • Individuals who have other neurological symptoms and conditions.

At the TSN Clinic: 

  • We assess and treat a variety of neurologic conditions including headache, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and more.
  • We provide rapid access to assessment and investigation of the underlying cause of Transient Ischemic Attack/Minor Non-Disabling Stroke (TIA/MNDS)
  • We initiate interventions based on current stroke best practices to address risk factors and the underlying cause, working in a timely manner to prevent a future stroke
  • We provide education on lifestyle and risk management, stroke prevention and warning signs for stroke
  • We facilitate referral for appropriate patients to local cardiovascular rehabilitation services and other community programs or specialists for ongoing secondary prevention and chronic disease management

The TSN Clinic will  contact you with the date and time of your appointment depending on urgency following your visit to the Emergency Department or family physician. If you don't hear from the TSN Clinic within five business days, or you miss our call, please call the clinic at: 905-883-1212 extension 7721 from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Referral is required

Physician referrals can be faxed to 905-883-0772.
To download the form, visit the Referral and Consent forms page.

At the clinic you will:

  • Have appropriate tests arranged
  • Meet with a nurse practitioner and/or neurologist to discuss test results and treatment plan
  • Receive treatment, as needed
  • Be referred to other specialists, if necessary
  • Be connected to other health care services, if necessary

Clinic Information

Links to More Patient Information:

  • Your health card
  • Your medication in their containers, including vitamins/minerals and herbal supplements
  • Take all your regular medications on the day of your appointment
  • A list of your past surgeries, accidents or health problems
  • A list of questions you have
  • A snack or small meal, if you have been asked to do blood work
  • Feel free to bring a spouse, family member or friend with you
  • An interpreter, if necessary

How do I reschedule an appointment?

If you are not able to keep your appointment, please call the clinic at 905-883-1212 extension 7721 at least 24 hours in advance of your visit.

What tests will I have?

You may be asked to have:

  • Blood work: The blood work may include tests of your cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels, kidney and liver function.
  • A carotid doppler: The carotid doppler is an ultrasound of major arteries of your neck, which supply your brain with oxygen-rich blood. This test will look for narrowing or blockages in these vessels.
  • An echocardiogram: The echocardiogram is an ultrasound of your heart to check its size and how it pumps.
  • A holter monitor: The holter monitor is a portable monitor, consisting of electrodes worn on the chest for 24 hours or longer during normal daily activities, including work. It records your heart's rhythm and checks for abnormal heartbeats that could lead to blood clots.
  • CT/CTA: Computer tomography is a type of X-ray used in combination with computer software to look at different sections of the brain. Computer tomography angiography uses a special dye to produce pictures of the blood vessels and tissue of the brain and neck.
  • MRI/MRA: Magnetic resonance imaging uses radio waves, magnetic fields and computer software to create images of your head. The magnetic resonance angiography looks specifically at the blood vessels in your neck and head.
  • EEG: Electroencephalography is a test used to look at brain waves or the electrical activity of the brain.
  • EMG/NCS: Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies are tests that measure the electrical activity of the muscles and nerves.

To learn more about stroke, visit our Stroke Education page.

Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital

TIA / Stroke / Neurology (TSN) Clinic
A-Wing, Level 1, room 100
10 Trench Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 4Z3
Local to Richmond Hill: 905- 883-1212 ext. 7721
Local to Vaughan: 905-832-4554 ext. 7721
Fax: 905-883-0772
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To download the form, visit the Referral and Consent forms page.