Preparing for Your Appointment
Personalized, quality care
Before your appointment
Before your appointment, if you feel ill, are sick, or have been in the hospital since your last appointment, please call your case manager. They will make sure that it is still safe for you to go to the clinic for your scheduled appointment.
We recommend that you dress warmly and in layers to make sure you’re comfortable during your treatment. If you are coming to the clinic for an infusion or injection, wear loose-fitting sleeves so that your nurse can start your IV or give your injection easily.
Drink plenty of fluids on the day prior to and day of your appointment. Being well hydrated will help your nurse find a vein easily, and will help you feel better during and after your treatment.
Tour our clinic
We understand that starting a new medication can be stressful, especially if it requires the support of a nurse at an infusion or injection clinic. Across Canada, every clinic in our network is owned and operated by Innomar. That means that from Whitehorse to Windsor, or St. John to Saskatoon, every InnomarClinic™ is an inviting space for you to get support during treatment.
Take a virtual tour of our Oakville, ON clinic.
During your appointment
Something to do
All our clinics are equipped with comfortable infusion chairs, access to WiFi and reading materials. Feel free to bring along something to read or watch on your own device as well.
Something to eat
Most clinic locations have coffee, tea and water. We encourage you to bring a lunch or snack if your scheduled appointment is longer than three or four hours.
Something to remember
As a courtesy to other patients and our clinic staff, please be sure to arrive on time. InnomarClinics are scent-free. Please do not wear perfume, cologne, or other fragrances to avoid negative reactions in those with sensitivities, allergies, asthma and other medical conditions.
"Most importantly, over the course of treatment and support, we get to see people return to their lives."
- Innomar Nurse
After your appointment
Stay a while
You may be asked or required to stay in the clinic to be observed for side effects or drug reactions for a short time after your medication is finished.
Most patients feel just fine following their appointment, but some people feel tired afterwards. For your first appointment, we recommend that you plan to have a ride home, at least until you know how you feel after getting your treatment.