The initial visit to Caleo Health focuses on evaluating your most critical area of complaint. The goal is to provide you and your physician; the most responsible diagnosis, subsequent care pathway recommendation(s) and/or the referral(s) necessary for the treatment of your condition.
As part of the assessment and management process a referral to one (1) or more of the following may be necessary:
- Laboratory investigations (blood work)
- Investigational & Electro-diagnostics Studies: such as, MRI, X-Ray, CT, Ultrasound, EMG and NCS studies etc.
- Pain Clinic: evaluation & treatment (medication management and joint injections, nerve blocks, etc.)
- Allied Health Professional: such as specific and specialized physiotherapy and/or Chiropractic.
- Medical Specialist: as deemed necessary by the assessment team
- Rheumatologist: further consultation with a rheumatologist to discuss treatment options.
Patients should make all attempts to have a copy of all available Disc(s) with relevant X-rays, MRI and CT images prior to the assessment. You may consider asking your physician’s office to assist you with obtaining the required images.
** We suggest all relevant images be ordered and available at the time of the assessment when possible; including diagnostic images completed at any Alberta Health Services facility.
The Rheumatology Assessment will be approximately one hour in length and performed by our Multidisciplinary Assessment Team. Please dress comfortably.
FEE: There is a fee of $150.00 charged to the patient for the initial appointment. The assessment is only covered in part by your Provincial Health Insurance (i.e. Alberta Health).
Patients are required to complete the Rheumatology Assessment registration & make their payment ON-LINE prior to receiving an appointment with our multidisciplinary team.
Please visit our home page at www.caleohealth.ca and click the green Get Started button to access the on-line Rheumatology Assessment sign-up page.
NOTE: IF YOU HAVE AN ACTIVE WCB CLAIM FOR THIS INJURY, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO HAVE THE SPINE ASSESSMENT; THE FEE PAID FOR THIS ASSESSMENT WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED BY WCB ALBERTA! YOU MAY PREFER TO HAVE YOUR PHYSICIAN FORWARD THE REFERRAL DIRECTLY TO WCB.
TO AVOID A NO SHOW OR LATE CANCELLATION FEE A MINIMUM OF 48 HOURS NOTICE IS REQUIRED TO CHANGE OR CANCEL ANY APPOINTMENTS.
Changing or cancelling appointments in a timely manner allows for appointments to be filled efficiently and reduce wait times for others. Your cooperation is appreciated. Thank you!