When to call/When to come in

When to Call

If you have any questions or concerns that you feel should not wait until your next scheduled visit, please contact the appropriate telephone number as listed below:

Main clinic
Fetal Medicine 416-586-4800 x 7756
Maternal Medicine 416-586-4800 x 7000
(for general inquiries and appointment bookings)

Office fax number: 416-586-5109

Primary nurse: 416-586-4800 (enter extension)
(with specific questions/concerns related to your care)

Physician On-Call Pager: 416-586-4800 x 8260
(Mount Sinai Hospital Locating – after hours, weekends and holidays)

Labour and Delivery Triage: 416-586-4800 x 3210

Motherisk: 416-813-6780
(for information on medications in pregnancy)

If we are unable to answer your phone call immediately, please leave us a message. We will be pleased to respond to your questions and urgent concerns, and will try to do so before the end of the day. However, during some of our busy clinic days, your call may not be returned until the following business day.

If you have urgent concerns: After hours, weekends and holidays, please call the On-Call Pager (Mount Sinai Hospital Locating) at 416-486-4800, ext. 8260 and ask for the high-risk obstetrician on call. If your concern is urgent and you are unable to reach a physician on-call, please come directly to Triage on the 7th Floor in the Labour and Delivery Unit.

When to Come In

An example of when to call may be if you are uncertain whether you are in labour. After you have spoken with the operator, please leave your phone line clear so that your call can be returned. If you feel you need immediate attention or cannot wait for your call to be returned, then come directly to the hospital. If you have ruptured your membranes, experience significant bleeding or feel your baby is not moving normally over several hours, please come directly to the Labour and Delivery floor. There is no need to call first and wait for a reply.

Labour Decision Tree

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On Call Group

The on-call group consists of high-risk obstetricians and obstetrical fellows who take responsibility for each other’s patients on a rotation basis throughout the week and on weekends. They are in the hospital seven days a week, 24 hours a day to assist you with labour and delivery, and to help with problems that may occur after hours and on weekends.

Although most women would like to be delivered by her own physician, the purpose of the on-call group is to ensure there is a physician within the hospital who is immediately available and rested (has not worked more than 24 hours in one stretch). In the world of obstetrics, babies come at all hours of the day. Our system ensures you are attended to by a doctor who is alert and readily available for emergencies. This system is designed to ensure a high standard of care and safety.

The Labour and Delivery triage nurse can be reached by calling 416-586-4800 ext. 3210.
The on-call high-risk obstetrician can be reached by calling Locating at 416-586-8260.

Special Pregnancy Program

Referrals »

Fetal Medicine: 416-586-4800 x 7756
Fax: 416-586-3216

Maternal Medicine: 416-586-4800 x 7000
Fax: 416-586-5109

Main clinic hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Prenatal Diagnosis & Medical Genetics

Referrals »

phone: 416-586-4800 x 4523
fax numbers:
416-586-4723 or 416-586-8384

Perinatal Mental Health

Referrals »

Phone: 416-586-4800 x 8325
Fax: 416-586-8596