Preparing for your appointment
You may have waited weeks or months to see a urologist. To make the most of your appointment, we recommend you take the following steps.
2 to 4 weeks prior to appointment
- Confirm your appointment time
- Arrange for transportation, child care, and/or time off work for the appointment
- Arrange for a friend or family member to accompany you to the appointment for support (as needed)
- Arrange for a translator (as needed)
1 week prior to appointment
- Review instructions sent from the urologist’s clinic.
- Complete any questionnaires and required lab work or imaging (e.g. ultrasound).
- Make a list of your current medications (names, dosages, time of day taken)
- Make a list of your medical history (diagnoses, chronic conditions, dates of previous surgeries)
- Prepare a list of questions to ask the urologist
Day of the appointment
- Allow enough time to find parking at the hospital (minimum 15 minutes) and bring money for parking
- Allow enough time for the COVID check at the Rockyview Hospital main entrance. (Patients coming for office appointments are required to do the COVID check at the main hospital before proceeding to the SAIU).
- Bring your Alberta healthcare card
- Bring your list of medications and medical history information
- Bring your list of questions
- Bring something to do while you wait for your appointment
- Check the information sent to you, so you know where to go for your appointment
Important things to know
- Parking at the hospital is not free, and it may take time to find a parking spot.
- Urologists do their best to be on time; however, emergency situations can arise. Allow yourself enough time for your appointment and waiting time (minimum 1 hour).
- Urologists and other health professionals (e.g. physiotherapists) share waiting rooms. It may seem like you are waiting longer than other patients, but they may be seeing a different practitioner.
- WIFI is currently not available at the Southern Alberta Institute of Urology.