What is the Stroke Prevention Clinic? Know the SIGNS OF A STROKE
The Clinic is an outpatient clinic for people who have signs and symptoms of a recent stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). The purpose of this clinic is to investigate the cause(s) of the stroke/TIA and assist with strategies to prevent a reoccurrence of these symptoms. The clinic is operated by telehealth.
Who can go to the Stroke Prevention Clinic?
You can go to the Clinic if you have had a recent stroke or TIA. You need a referral by an Emergency Department doctor, your family doctor or another medical specialist. Your family doctor is kept informed of your progress and the treatment plans.
If the signs and symptoms get worse from the time of your referral to the Clinic, call 9-1-1.
How do I find out when my appointment is booked?
After you have been referred, the clinic will contact you with your appointment date and time. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 306-786-0890.
What can I expect at the Stroke Prevention Clinic?
Prior to attending the clinic, you will need to have some tests performed such as lab work.
At the Clinic you can expect to:
- Have an assessment by the Clinic Nurse and Nurse Practitioner.
- Meet with Neurologist who provides assessment, treatment and prevention by telehealth.
- Be sent for further tests if ordered.
- Receive test results and receive information about future tests, if required.
- Receive information and counseling about stroke, the risk factors for stroke and strategies for how to prevent a future stroke – or be referred to another health care provider for more specific education.
- Be given information so you may attend the Stroke Prevention Education Session.
Your care is based on your individual needs.
How do I get ready for my appointment?
- Have your regular meal before your appointment.
- Take all of your regular medications on the day of your appointment.
- Bring all of your medications in the containers from the Pharmacy, including vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, eye drops, and inhalers to your appointment.
- Plan to be at the Clinic for about 90 minutes.
- Bring a support person with you, such as a spouse, family member or a friend, if possible.
- Our Clinic is wheelchair accessible.
- Let us know if you need an interpreter or have other special care needs.
How do I get to the Clinic?
The Stroke Prevention Clinic is located on the main floor of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre to the left of the Gift Shop. On the day of your appointment please report to admitting and be registered for your appointment. Once you are registered please report directly to the Stroke Prevention Clinic.
What do I do in the meantime?
- Take your medications as the doctor ordered.
- Watch for the warning signs and symptoms of stroke, call 911, your local Emergency number, or return to the Emergency Department immediately if they should occur.
The Warning Signs of Stroke
Sudden weakness, numbness or tingling in the face, arm or leg.
Sudden temporary loss of speech or trouble understanding speech.
Sudden loss of vision, particularly in one eye, double vision or blurred vision.
Sudden severe and unusual headache.
Sudden dizziness, loss of balance, especially with any of the other signs.
How do I contact the Stroke Prevention Clinic?
If you have questions or need to change an appointment, please call our office and speak to the staff, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 306-786-0890.
Do not call the Prevention Clinic if you think you are having a stroke - CALL 9-1-1.