Echocardiography

Echocardiography provides an ultrasound of the heart using sound waves to produce images, which aids in the diagnosis of heart health problems.

 

Mackenzie Health is pleased to provide echocardiography with a booked appointment.

Referring a Patient

A completed Diagnostic Imaging requisition form must be completed by a physician for patients to be referred for echocardiography testing at Mackenzie Health.

Please ensure the requisition form includes the referring physician’s information and signature, patient information, patient’s clinical history and reason for referral.

To obtain a copy of the requisition form, visit the referral and consent forms page. Physician offices can fax a patient requisition form to 905-883-0772.

Patients can call also call 905-883-2004 from Richmond Hill or 905-417-2000 ext. 2004 from across Vaughan to schedule an echocardiography.

How do I prepare for my Echocardiography?

You will receive a reminder notification a few days prior to your scheduled appointment. Please ensure you confirm or cancel through the automated system.

Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the appointment time.

  • You may be asked to change into a hospital gown
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing
  • A reminder, Mackenzie Health is a scent-free environment.

How long will an Echocardiogram take?

On average, echocardiogram tests take approximately 45 minutes.

What do I need to do the day of the appointment?

Please ensure you bring with you a valid health card and the signed requisition form the test from your physician. 

What will I have online access to?

If you sign up for MyChart, you will have online access to:

  • Check in online 7 days prior to your next appointment using our eCheck-In* service
  • View past and upcoming appointments
  • View preparation instructions for upcoming appointments
  • Complete pre-visit questionnaires*
  • Cancel appointments*
  • Update your demographics at any time (includes address, phone number, family physician, and more)
  • View lab and test results
  • View and share Diagnostic images including X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, MRI scans and more
  • Clinical notes on your care and treatment
  • Track your health*
  • Access your list of conditions or medical concerns diagnosed at Mackenzie Health as well as your prescribed medications and known allergies

*Available for select clinics

You can register for MyChart when scheduling an appointment or you can self-sign up online at mychart.mackenziehealth.ca.

If your appointment is at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital:

  • You may park in one of the visitors parking lots (North or South) and make your way to the C-Wing or D-Wing entrance.
  • Please allow yourself extra time during peak hours, as finding parking can take longer than expected. If possible, consider taking public transit, or getting dropped off by a family member or friend.

If your appointment is at Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital:

  • You may park in the visitor parking lots at the west of the building. 
  • Access to the hospital is through the Main Entrance at the south side of the building (6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.) or through the west of the hospital (24/7 access). Drop-off  and pick-up is available at both entrances.

View more information on parking services.

Once inside the hospital, please check in at Patient Registration using our self-serve kiosks. 

Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital

10 Trench St.
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 4Z3
Local to Richmond Hill: 905-883-1212
Local to Vaughan: 905-417-2000
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Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital

3200 Major Mackenzie Dr W
Vaughan ON L6A 4Z3
Local from Vaughan: 905-417-2000
Local from Richmond Hill: 905-883-1212
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