St Joseph's Health Centre Guelph

Site: Guelph - Westmount Rd

Service: Driving Rehabilitation Program

Public Comments This Driver Assessment Centre is approved to conduct driving evaluations for medical reasons. For more information regarding Driving Evaluations, visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation website - Medical Review Section or Renew a drivers licence: 80 years and older
Contact Information
Alternate Name St Joe's ; St Joseph's Health Center Guelph ; St Josephs Health Centre Guelph
Office Phone Leave a message 519-767-3414
Fax 519-767-4160
Primary Contact Outpatient Services
Site Location Guelph-North West
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
100 Westmount Rd
Guelph, ON N1H 5H8
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Physical Access Partially Accessible ; Program goal is to accommodate all disabilities. Some accommodations may need to be requested by the client in advance of the assessment date. If unable to meet the client's needs, staff will provide contact information for other centres.
Description & Services
Description (Service) This rehabilitation driving assessment centre is approved by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) to assess medical fitness to drive and to provide driving rehabilitation.

Initial Driving Assessment includes:
* in-office assessment
* on-road assessment
* discussion of results

Possible results include:
* Functional Driving Skills (pass)
* Driving Rehabilitation Candidate
* Driving Cessation Recommended

If Driving Rehabilitation is recommended, then the client is eligible to participate in rehabilitation driving lessons. Client would be taught functional driving skills and compensatory strategies.

If the client participates in lessons, and lessons are successful, the client would then be eligible for a reassessment. Reassessment includes on-road assessment and discussion of results.

Adaptive Driving Equipment:
Services include assessment, training and prescription for vehicle modifications. If the client requires the use of a modified vehicle, notify staff prior to booking an assessment.

Program staff include Occupational Therapists and driving instructors with experience and training in driving assessment and rehabilitation.

NOTE: The final decision regarding status of the client's licence is made by the MTO.
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Any individual who has a medical condition which may affect their ability to drive is eligible for a driving assessment. The client’s licence may be valid or suspended. 
If the client’s licence is suspended, an application will be made to MTO for a one-day temporary licence for the purpose of driving assessment. Depending on the circumstances, the assessment may or may not be an MTO requirement. The program is open to both experienced and novice drivers.
Application Clients may self-refer over the phone. Doctors' referrals and nurse practitioners' referrals accepted. Referral forms are available through the office and website.
Languages English
Fees Service - not covered by OHIP ; call office or visit website for details
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Service Categories Condition Specific Rehabilitation Services ; Driver Training ~ Older Adults ; Driver Training ~ People With Disabilities ; Driving Evaluation ; Evaluation for Assistive Technology