North East Joint Assessment Centre (NEJAC)

The North East Joint Assessment Centre (NEJAC) was established to help reduce wait times for consults and surgery for patients in the Northeast region who suffer from hip and knee arthritis.

NEJAC requires a referral from a physician. Once the referral is received, NEJAC staff will contact the patient to set up a consultation with the Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (APP) within 2 weeks of receiving the referral. Acting as a liaison between patients and their health-care provider, the APP will conduct a comprehensive musculoskeletal assessment. If it is determined that the patient would benefit from an orthopaedic surgeon consult, patients are given the choice between a preferred surgeon or the next available surgeon, thereby reducing the wait time. If the patient isn’t ready for surgery or if surgery is deemed to be unnecessary, the APP will recommend a more conservative plan of care.

There is no fee associated with NEJAC. Please have your physician or nurse practitioner complete the referral form and have it faxed to NEJAC at (705) 495-7577.

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North East Joint Assessment Centre (NEJAC)

Contact Us:

North East Joint Assessment Centre
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Tonia Cockburn
Advanced Practice Physiotherapist
Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 4826

Simon Robertson-Palmer
Advanced Practice Physiotherapist
Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 4857

Suzy Charman
Rehabilitation Clerk
Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 4858
Fax: 705-495-7577

Linda Giesler
Manager 
Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 3790

North Bay

50 College Drive,
P.O. Box 2500
North Bay, ON
P1B 5A4
Tel: 705-474-8600

Sudbury

680 Kirkwood Drive,
Sudbury, ON
P3E 1X3
Tel: 705-675-9193
Fax: 705-675-6817

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