information about registering children <5 with Dr. Gans

 

Dr. Nathalie Gans practices out of our Midtown clinic at 418 Eglinton Ave. W, Second Floor (Eglinton/Avenue).

Dr. Gans is happy to accept patients of all ages though she does have an interest in caring for pediatric patients, so she is willing to accept newborns and children under 5 even if the children do not have parents or guardians who are already her registered patients.

If you have an interest in registering your child with Dr. Gans, please review the following documents to understand some special nuances about our clinic:

If our approach is a good fit for you, please review the below information to register your < 5 year child appropriately to ensure a speedier process.

How to proceed:(ONLY available after Dec. 1, 2018.)

  1. To register your child who is >8 weeks with Dr. Gans, please register via our regular registration page, and specifically ask to register your child with Dr. Gans in the “Additional Comments” section. We will process your child’s registration and invite you to schedule an intake appointment. NOTE: You can register your child now but intake appointments will not be available until December 2018.

  2. To register your child who is <8 weeks with Dr. Gans, please register via our newborn registration page.

    • On this page, under the section “I am currently a Magenta Health patient”, please check “No, but I want to register my child with Dr. Gans”. We will process your child’s registration and invite you to schedule an intake appointment.

  3. If you do not have a midwife and wish to register your unborn child with Dr. Gans, please use the following newborn registration page once your child is born.

    • On this page, under the section “I am currently a Magenta Health patient”, please checkNo, but I want to register my child with Dr. Gans”. Once received, we'll contact you by email and phone to let you know of a date & time for your newborn's appointment (which should be within 48 and 72 hours of hospital discharge).

  4. If you do have a midwife and wish to register your unborn child with Dr. Gans, please use the following newborn registration page once your child is born.

    • On this page, under the section “I am currently a Magenta Health patient”, please check “No, but I want to register my child with Dr. Gans”.

    • If at that time there are no specific medical concerns that suggest an earlier appointment is needed, we'll register your newborn and email you back inviting you to schedule a well baby visit for after the 8 week mark.

    • If your newborn has a specific medical concern and you think an appointment is needed prior to your newborn's 8 week birthday, please indicate as such in the field "Preferred Appointment Time".  Once received, we'll contact you by email and phone to let you know of a date & time for your newborn's appointment.

Anticipated Questions

Can I do the following:

  • ask medical questions about/for myself or other family members during my child’s appointment

  • book medical appointments for myself or other family members with Dr. Gans

  • ask medical questions/book appointments for myself or other family members if we’ve registered but not yet had our intake appointments with Dr. Gans ?

If you or other family members are not registered patients of Dr.Gans, then the answer to the above questions is “no”. As Magenta Health is not a walk in clinic, Dr. Gans and other Magenta Health physicians are only able to provide health services to long-term registered patients.

If you have a medical issue that requires attention, please see your own family physician, walk-in clinic or emergency department as appropriate.

What if I or other family members would like to be patients of Dr. Gans too ?

Dr. Gans would be happy to accept you and other family members into her practice. Please register by filling out the registration form. Kindly complete this form multiple times, once for each individual.

Once your child is a patient of Dr. Gans, please ensure that you request her specifically in the “Additional Comments” section when you register so that we know to assign you to her to provide better continuity of care between parent and children.

Should there be any questions, please feel free to email us at contact@magentahealth.ca.