Hematology clinic

This clinic treats diseases of the blood, bone marrow, ganglions and spleen. Hematological disorders include leukemia, thrombocytopenia, anemia, leucocytopenia and more.

Specialists: Dr. Linda Lacroix 

Please note that a medical referral is mandatory​.    

Please read the information below before sending a consultation request to Dr. Linda Lacroix::

  • Any request for consultation will be evaluated and prioritized by Dr. Lacroix:
    • Urgent : Patient will be seen within a month.
    • Priority : Patient will be seen within the next 6 months.
    • Non-urgent and non-priority: Wait time may vary from 8 to 12 months.
      • *Please consider using eConsult. This platform allows the referring physician to ask patient specific questions to a specialist such as Dr Lacroix. Wait time is less than one week.
      • For more information about eConsult service visit their web site or email econsultsupport@lhinworks.on.ca.
    • Please consider other options at the bottom of this page.

Please note that Montfort is demonstrating its value of responsibility as it is currently evaluating the admission criteria to our medical day unit for iron transfusions. The scope of use of Venofer has greatly evolved and the demand for access has increased significantly.

Our inclusion criteria:

  • Hemoglobin levels less than 100 g/L ;
  • Ferritin levels less than 30 ng/mL or iron saturation less than 0.2;
  • A copy of the blood results taken in the last thirty days.

* Any request for consultation without laboratory results will be refused.

Venofer Medication

Starting February 3, 2020, patients will have to pay for the Venofer® they receive at Montfort, or in another hospital in the region.

► Why this change?

Venofer® is not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). This means that the hospital does not receive funding to cover the costs of this drug. This is why we are now asking patients to pay for Venofer®.

Starting February 3, you will need to pick up your Venofer® medication at your pharmacy before each appointment. We will send your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.

Venofer® costs about $145 per 300 mg dose and $100 per 200 mg dose. Ask your care team or your physician how many doses you receive.

Venofer® is not reimbursed by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan or the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program. However, you may be eligible for one of the following reimbursement options.

Private insurance

If you have private insurance, contact your insurance company to find out if your policy covers Venofer®.

When you speak to your insurance company, you will need the drug identification number. The number is DIN 02243716.

Exceptional Access Program (EAP) offered by the Ontario Ministry of Health

Your doctor can apply on your behalf to the Ontario Ministry of Health's Exceptional Access Program (EAP) if you are eligible for the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program.

  • You are eligible for the ODB program when you reach age 65, or before that age, if you meet one of the following criteria:
  • You live in a long-term care home, special care home or community home
  • You are 24 years old or younger and you do not have private insurance
  • You receive professional care at home or in the community
  • You are receiving benefits from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program
  • You are enrolled in the Trillium Drug Program

There may be a delay of up to five weeks before receiving a response from the Exceptional Access Program.

Hours of operation

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact

Telephone number: 613-746-4621, ext. 2716
Fax: 613-907-8023 

Patients with an appointment at Hôpital Montfort will receive an automated confirmation call up to 5 days prior to their appointment.

Registration

Room 1B308

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