All outpatients going to the Cath Lab for tests or procedures must first go to Admitting, which is just to the right of the main doors.
Once admitted, you will be directed to the Cath Lab reception desk on Level 3.
Turn right out of Admitting to the Grand Staircase and climb to Level 3 (one level up). Turn left and follow the hallway to near the end. The Cath Lab reception will be on the right, across from unit 3C.
From the Emergency Department by elevator:
Turn right out of Admitting to the Grand Staircase and turn right down the hallway, and the elevator will be immediately on your right. Go to Level 3 (one level up), exit the elevator, and turn right to the end of the hallway to near the end. The Cath Lab reception will be on the right, across from unit 3C.
If you ever have questions, you can get directions from one of our friendly volunteers at the Information Desk, across and to the right from the main doors.
Your first and best source of information about your health is your own primary care provider family doctor, nurse practitioner or your cardiologist.
For inquires about your Cardiac Catheterization booking, call the Cath Lab reception desk directly during day time hours at 807-684-6675.
If you have been referred for Cardiac Surgery and require further information, call the Regional Cardiovascular Triage Nurse at 807-684-6676.
For general questions about the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, please call the Switchboard at 807-684-6000.
Patients may be referred to the Cath Lab by a cardiologist. For planned procedures, your primary care provider and/or your cardiologist will explain your procedure to you prior to your visit.
Once we receive your referral to the Cath Lab, you will receive a booking letter with important information and a package titled “Patient Information – Cardiac Catheterization and Angioplasty” in the mail from the Cath Lab containing valuable material including:
Please call the Cath Lab at 807-684-6675 with any questions or inquires about your Cardiac Catheterization Booking.
Patient must register directly to the Cath Lab reception on Level 3. Please see “How Do I Get There?” on this page, in the left menu for further directions. Wheelchairs are available at the Information Desk upon enter of the main doors if required.
Depending on your procedure, your length of stay may vary. In some cases, you may spend some on either the PCI short stay unit, 2C Cardiovascular Care Unit or the Critical Care Unit (ICU). Visitor guidelines for the hospital will be strictly enforced.
Note: Traveling home via commercial flights is the standard process for all patient post cardiac procedure and or surgery.
For further information, call the Regional Cardiovascular Triage Nurse at 807-684-6676.