The Dalglish Family 22q Clinic

At this time, our Clinic remains OPEN.

Please see below for the most up-to-date information about how we are managing in the current health care situation that is affecting all of us.

Important information about COVID-19 (“coronavirus”):

First of all, please wash your hands properly and frequently.

Please as much as possible also avoid being very near another person. "Social distance" means keeping about 6 feet apart (2 metres).

ALL travellers who have returned from anywhere outside Canada, including the United States, should self-isolate (i.e. stay at home and avoid close contact with others, including those in their home) for a total of 14 days.
If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please see:

Toronto’s COVID-19 Assessment Centres – Who should visit and who should not.

The COVID-19 Assessment Centres closest to our Clinic are located at Women's College Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital.

Alternatively, please contact one of the following:
  • For those in Toronto - Toronto Public Health hotline
    • Information is available in multiple languages.
    • Phone: 416-338-7600
    • Hours:
      • Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
      • Weekends: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
      • After-hours: call 311 and ask for Toronto Public Health
  • Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000
  • You can try calling your primary care provider (such as family doctor) but note that many will be on reduced hours.
  • Your local public health unit
Please do not come to the Clinic if you have any of the following:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
Our Clinic will be arranging to see most of our patients through teleconferencing (OTN, which is an easy to arrange and secure online health service in your own home). Our patient flow coordinator (Radhika) will call you before your appointment to provide you with more guidance. Depending on the individual situation, our Clinic may be able to provide telephone appointments for non-urgent concerns. This may include prescription renewals, and new, non-urgent concerns. Please call us at (416) 340-5145 if you would like to set up a telephone appointment or if you have any concerns.

And remember you can always email us.

Everyone entering the Toronto General Hospital will be screened at the entrances of the hospital. There may be line-ups. In most cases, each patient can only bring one other person to the hospital. Both people will be screened.

Changes to hospital entrances as of Monday, March 23:
  • The only TGH Entrances that are OPEN to patients are:
    • Elizabeth St. entrance (the closest entrance to our Clinic)
      • open for patients from 6:00 – 23:00
    • Gerrard St. entrance
      • open for patients from 6:00 – 23:00
    • Entrance to the Emergency Department on Elizabeth Street
      • For Emergencies only
  • Entrances that are CLOSED to patients are:
    • University Ave. entrance
      • Patients will no longer be allowed in through this entrance except after 11:00 p.m. when they can buzz through security for their imaging appointments.
    • Elliott building entrance (not the Emergency Room entrance)
      • Closed to patients
    • Connection between MaRS Discovery District and Toronto General Hospital
      • Closed – there will be no indoor access to the Toronto General Hospital through the Queen’s Park TTC subway connection.
      • Please exit the subway station to the street level and enter the hospital using either the Elizabeth Street or the Gerrard Street entrances.
Please visit the following websites for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19:
Remember to wash your hands!

Clinic information

The Dalglish Family 22q Clinic is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the first of its kind in the world to focus on adults with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q11.2DS or 22q). We serve individuals who are at least 17 years of age.

We provide patient-centred care to adults and their families from specialists in the fields of:

- Cardiology
- Endocrinology
- Medical psychiatry
- Neurology
- Genetics
- Social work
- Nutrition

...and most of all, in 22q!

In addition, we educate patients, families, trainees, and health care providers.

We also perform world class research to improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by the syndrome.

Note: Unfortunately, we are unable to accept patients from the USA. If you live in the States and are searching for 22q medical help, please check with the hospitals in your area. A 22q clinic (even if it is in a pediatric hospital) can tell you where to go. You can also check the list of 22q clinics on the website of the International 22q11.2 Foundation.

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