Rheumatology

Rheumatology services at Unity Health provide treatment for a wide range of diseases including arthritis and other conditions affecting the joints and connective tissues.

Patients are seen in both inpatient and outpatient settings across our three sites.

Rheumatology at St. Joseph's Health Centre

The Rheumatology Clinic at St. Joseph’s provides care for patients with a wide variety of rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing, spondylitis and other seronegative arthritis such as gout, scleroderma, polymyositis and various types of vasculitis.

1st Floor Gilgan Family Wing
416-530-6043
Fridays, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Rheumatology at St. Michael's Hospital

The Division of Rheumatology at St. Michael’s is part of the Mobility program and provides inpatient and outpatient consultation services. Outpatient services occur in the Martin Family Arthritis Care and Research Centre, alongside specialized orthopedic, plastic surgery and neurology clinics, and provides effective and multidisciplinary ambulatory care. The centre is equipped for joint and soft tissue aspirations and injections with a polarizing microscope for synovial fluid analysis. The centre also provides infusion services for patients receiving intravenous treatments.

Our outpatient multidisciplinary clinics include:

  • Early rheumatoid arthritis
  • Metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Auto-inflammatory disease
  • Pregnancy in the rheumatic diseases
  • Hemophilia arthritis
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis transition
  • Juvenile inflammatory myopathies transition

Martin Family Arthritis Care and Research Centre
B1 (Ground Floor) Donnelly Wing South
Booking office: 416-864-5280

Rheumatology at Providence Healthcare

Providence Healthcare has two different clinics devoted to helping those living with arthritis cope with their condition.

This clinic is held twice a month at Providence by the Arthritis Society. It is open to anyone in the community who has a confirmed diagnosis of arthritis. Services provided by this clinic include:

  • Assessment and education
  • Coping strategies
  • Exercise instruction
  • Stanford University’s Arthritis Self-Management Program

3276 St Clair Ave. E.
Arthritis Society: 416-979-3353 ext. 3381

This program is designed to help people who have osteoarthritis in their hips or knees. After seeing wild success in Denmark, the Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark (GLA:D) program was made available in Ontario for conservative management of arthritis.

The program goals are to help people avoid surgery, assist in pain management and provide education on some of the challenges of living with arthritis. Each clinic runs for eight weeks, and clients receive 12 exercise classes in the Ortho-Amp Clinic plus two education sessions in the Scotiabank Learning Centre during that timeframe.

Last updated April 23, 2021