RAC for Hip or Knee Pain

The Rapid Access Clinic (RAC) helps patients 18 and older living with hip or knee pain and provides timely access to Advanced Practice Practitioners (APPs) for an assessment and/or treatment plan. If you are in hip or knee pain, stop waiting and speak to your primary care provider or family doctor for a referral to the RAC.

To learn how the RAC can help you, click here to watch this short video.

The RAC is a partnership between Halton Healthcare, Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and Trillium Health Partners. Through a coordinated intake process, these clinics offer patients experiencing hip and knee pain, timely access to assessment and a treatment plan that may include a surgical consult.

Patients must be referred to the Rapid Access Clinic by their primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner).

Within four (4) weeks, patients are assessed by a specially-trained therapist called an Advance Practice Provider (Regulated Healthcare Professional with advanced training in orthodpaedic care) . The assessment will take around 45 minutes and patients are provided with an individualized care) plan including:

  • Education and recommendations for non-surgical treatment, such as changes to physical activity and rehabilitation services, so patients can confidently manage their care
  • A referral to a surgeon for a surgical consultation based on the patient’s choice of preferred surgeon, hospital, or next available appointment 

We are open and offer in-person or virtual appointments and all our clinics follow strict COVID-19 safety protocols. Please bring or have access to the following for your appointment:

  • Recent x-ray images (within the last 6 months)
  • List of current Medications
  • Valid OHIP card
  • Comfortable pair of shorts and shoes

For more information you can also visit www.mhcentralintake.com/HipsKnees 

FOR PHYSICIANS - Click here to download the Hip & Knee Rapid Access Referral form.

Contact Information:
For referral inquiries call: 905-338-2983 x4912
Hip & Knee Rapid Access Clinic call: 905-845-2571 x4008