When Gianna’s hip pain became unbearable last year, she was referred to Halton Healthcare’s Musculoskeletal Rapid Access Clinic (RAC). She was very impressed with how the clinic was able to help her access the surgery she needed so quickly. Today, now totally pain free, Gianna says that the RAC is the hospital’s best kept secret. The RAC has been successfully providing some much needed pain relief for patients living with moderate to severe arthritic hip and knee pain since it was established in 2018. With its coordinated intake process, the clinic offers patients timely access to assessment, education, appropriate treatment options, an individualized treatment plan and if deemed appropriate, helps fast-track them for surgery.