St. Joseph’s is committed to welcoming people with disabilities who are accompanied by service animals to the parts of the premises that are open to the public and other third parties. In areas where service animals are excluded by law, or if the presence of service animals may adversely affect the health and safety of others, people using service animals are asked to make arrangements for their service animals to be supervised. If the animal cannot accompany the person with the disability, staff ensures measures are available for the person to obtain, use and benefit from care and services.
Patients may wish to discuss bringing service animals to appointments with clinic coordinators when booking appointments. The clinic coordinator can provide information to the patient that may be helpful to him or her when accessing care or services.