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There are three rare situations in which a patient would qualify for medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine:

1.     Severe allergic reaction (i.e., anaphylaxis) to a previous dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, as confirmed by an allergist


2.     An allergy to a component (PEG (Polyethylene glycol), Tromethamine and Polysorbate), of the COVID-19 vaccine, as confirmed by an allergist


3.     Myocarditis or pericarditis after a first dose of an mRNA vaccine – as a precautionary measure, the second dose of the series should be deferred in individuals who experience myocarditis or pericarditis following a first dose of an mRNA vaccine as confirmed by a physician, until more information is available.


***The physicians at Grandview will be writing COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption notes based on the criteria laid out by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.  The CPSO advises that your physician is not able to provide a letter to exempt you from a COVID vaccine on the basis of any religious or personal beliefs, or for any medical condition not listed above.***

Vascular Clinic

vc2Did you know that you don’t need a referral from your doctor to attend the Vascular Clinic?

Grandview Medical Centre Family Health Team covers the costs for rostered patients to use our services.

We offer a variety of programs, including:

  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • Heart Health Program (Pre-Diabetes, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, and Metabolic Syndrome)
  • Insulin Therapy Program
  • Nutrition Services

Diabetes Care:

Have you been diagnosed with diabetes?  We can help you!

Diabetes care is part of our comprehensive care that we offer through the Vascular Clinic. Our team, made up of Nurses, Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators, offer individual plans to help you manage your condition.

Diabetes self-management classes are two hour, small group sessions offered weekly for 3 weeks. They are taught by our Certified Diabetes Educator, Dietitian and Nurse. Classes meet the first 3 Thursdays of every month from 9am - 11am. It is important that you register in a month when you can attend all three classes.

You will learn how to:

  • Manage blood sugars while eating foods you like
  • Get the greatest benefit from physical activity
  • Understand and use your diabetes medications effectively
  • Use your home blood test results to improve control and give you more flexibility
  • Understand the complications of diabetes and learn how to prevent them

In Week 4, you will meet for an individual session with our clinical Pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and add or change any medications that may be necessary.

Heart Health:

If your physician has told you that you have pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or metabolic syndrome, this program is for you. You will learn what your diagnosis means, what the complications are, and how to prevent them. Our emphasis will be on lifestyle changes through diet and physical activity. You will attend a two hour class which will include a full cardiovascular risk assessment with our Nurse followed by a discussion on heart healthy eating with our Dietitian.

Insulin Therapy Program:

If you and your physician feel that insulin will help you manage your diabetes better, there is help for you at the Vascular Clinic. We can help you start on insulin or adjust your current insulin regime. You can book an individual appointment to meet with a Certified Diabetes Educator to start or adjust insulin and a Dietitian for carbohydrate counting.

Nutrition Services:

Our team of Registered Dietitians offer a number of services delivered through individual counseling and group sessions. A Registered Dietitian can help you implement nutrition and lifestyle changes to best manage your health including the following areas and more:

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gout
  • Prenatal nutrition
  • Vegetarianism
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Anemia
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Acid reflux
  • Infant/child nutrition
  • Weight management and maintenance

If you have any questions or are interested in any of our programs, please call 519-629-3244 x309 and speak to one of our receptionists.

Remember! The Vascular Clinic is located at 157 Hespeler Rd - 2 buildings South of our main clinic, within the same parking lot.

Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

Closed for lunch (11:45-12:45)

Regular Clinic Hours

Mon - Fri   8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Urgent Matters Only

Mon - Fri   5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat            8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Regular Clinic Hours

Mon - Fri   8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Urgent Matters Only

Mon - Fri   5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat           8:00 am - 2:00 pm