We are a non-profit screening clinic, providing endoscopy
and colonoscopy screening procedures.
We are dedicated to improving access for patients requiring screening services.
We are a non-profit 10-bed residential hospice,
providing 24-hour comfort and care to adults
with life-limiting illness, and their families.
We are a non-profit ambulatory vision care centre,
providing surgical procedures, clinical vision care,
education and research. We are affiliated
with University of Toronto’s Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.
We are a non-profit Eye Bank. We collect,
process and distribute donated human eyes
and tissue for sight-saving transplants.
We are a non-profit community care program,
providing on-sight and in-home services
for older adults and adults living with disabilities.
Our goal is to enhance social, intellectual and physical well-being.
We are a non-profit long-term care home with 350 residents.
We are a place where residents feel comfortable,
independent and part of our community.
If you have any questions about preparing for your screening, please call us at 416-928-9511.
If your appointment was scheduled through a doctor’s office, please contact the doctor’s office directly to cancel or reschedule your appointment. If you scheduled your appointment through the Kensington Screening Clinic, please call us at 416-928-9511.
Before you arrive for your colonoscopy you need to cleanse your system. To do this, we recommend Bi-PegLyte. This laxative mixture is available over-the-counter, but can be purchased with a prescription for insurance purposes. In addition, if you are older than 65, Ontario Drug Benefits will cover the prescription.
Read the following instructions for taking Bi-PegLyte
Here are some tips for making your cleanse easier:
Please note that you can continue to use a laxative previously prescribed by your doctor if the outcome was good and your colon was thoroughly clean.
You will be properly cleansed for your colonoscopy when there is no solid stool left. If you drank the entire laxative mixture and your last bowel movements were clear enough that you could see the bottom of the toilet, you should be fine. It is okay if you see some flecks of material or if it is yellow. The bowel movement will never be totally “clear” because of bile and other digestive juices in your intestines.
Medications for blood pressure and heart conditions should be taken the morning of your procedure with a sip of water, regardless of the colour of the pill. If you are taking oral diabetic pills, only omit the morning dose on the day of the procedure. If you feel it is necessary to take anti-anxiety medications, you may do so the morning of the procedure with a small sip of water. For Aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin, oral iron, baby Aspirin, or other blood thinners, please consult your doctor. You may also take Tylenol if you have a headache.
You can still have a colonoscopy if you are having your menstrual period. We recommend using a tampon or sanitary pad as normal.
Please note that it is strongly recommended that you DO NOT drink alcoholic beverages prior to your procedure, since alcohol can cause dehydration.
You will be asked not to eat or drink anything for a time before the test, usually from midnight the evening before the test. This preparation is very important, and the test may be cancelled if you have had anything to eat or drink.
When you come for your procedure please leave all your valuables, such as rings, wallet and money at home. If you are an insulin dependent diabetic, please bring your insulin with you.
Please read Preparation for Gastroscopy Procedure – (EGD) for further information