Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine is the medical specialty that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. We are one of the largest services in the hospital and provide round-the-clock service to inpatients at the Kingston General Hospital site (KGH) of Kingston Health Sciences Centre. We also run a range of outpatient services that provide care to a broad range of patients, with many with complex medical conditions that require coordinated expertise across a number of clinical specialties.

Inpatient care

If you are admitted as an inpatient, you will be given a room on one of the Medicine floors at the KGH site. If you are looking to locate a patient who has been admitted to the hospital you can read more on our find a patient page.

As an inpatient, you will receive care from a health-care team that is made up of a number of different individuals. Who is on your team depends on the type of care you require. These interprofessional teams will always include doctors and nurses, but other individuals such as patient care assistants, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and dietitians, just to name a few, may also be involved in your care. When you are at the KGH site, you can always count on a range of people to play a key role in your health-care journey. If you would like more information on the types of people you may meet in the Medicine Program, please visit our care team page.

If you would like more information on what to expect if you are admitted as an inpatient at the KGH site, please see our 'while you are here' page.

Outpatient care

As an outpatient, you may be referred to the General Internal Medicine Clinic located at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site (HDH) of KHSC. To receive care through this clinic, you must be referred by a doctor or other healthcare professional. For more information about this clinic, please click here.