Welcome to the Virtual Headache Clinic!

Same-Day Appointments in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Healthcare Provider – Speak to your doctor or nurse practitioner. A referral is required.
  2. Referral Form – Upload a completed referral or have your doctor or NP fax one to us
  3. Register Online –  Registration opens 30 minutes before the clinic starts

You will be contacted by the Virtual Call Centre and placed in queue for your same-day, online appointment.


Clinic Fully Booked

Next Clinic: Aug 11 @ 8:30am

Please contact NCT if you have questions about registration for the upcoming clinic.

Upcoming Clinics:

Aug 11 @ 8:30am

Aug 18 @ 12:30pm

Aug 25 @ 12:30pm


What is the Virtual Headache Clinic?

This is a specially designed online, walk-in clinic consisting of a team of individuals with expertise in headache. The clinic’s primary goal is to provide expert headache care to patients in a timely and effective manner. The development of the Virtual Headache Clinic aligns with NCT’s value of constantly striving to transform the lives of our patients.

Why has the Virtual Headache Clinic been created?

The COVID19 pandemic has placed significant stresses on the healthcare system, including access to expert care. It is our hope that NCT’s Virtual Headache Clinic provides an option for headache patients affected by the limitations COVID19 has placed on healthcare resources.

Given the success of this model, this clinic will exist beyond COVID19 to help patients receive fast and effective care by reducing the wait times to see neurologists and concussion experts.

I am a Healthcare Provider and would like to know how to access this clinic for my patients.

  • The clinic is open to all patients (children and adults) who would like to meet with an headache specialist
  • The clinic is fully covered by OHIP; no extra charges.
  • The headache team consists of neurology nurses and NPs, physician assistants and pediatirc & adult neurologists with specialized training or focus in headache
  • Visits will be very focused assessments.
    • This is not intended to replace the patient’s current headache care; however, follow-up care will be arranged as indicated.
  • Examples of patients and issues that can be assessed in the clinic:
    • Active headache requiring management, assessment of diagnosis and medication questions/renewals/changes
    • New-onset headache
    • Paroxysmal headache events
    • Inquiries about injection therapy: botox, nerve blocks, CGRP & CGRP receptor blockers
    • Headache counselling
  • Visits are by virtual, walk-in only
  • Patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis exactly like a standard walk-in clinic; however, the registration process and visit are conducted online from the comfort of the patient’s own home

How do I arrange a visit to the Virtual Headache Clinic?

Three easy steps!

  1. Speak with your healthcare practitioner and get a referral
  2. Register for your visit online
  3. Wait for the Virtual Call Centre to contact you for further instructions

How does the Virtual Headache Clinic work?

Click here for an overview about how to arrange your visit

This clinic is open to all patients (children and adults)  wanting to meet with a headache specialist. Visits are meant to be very focused headache assessments.

The clinic is 100% covered by OHIP; no extra charges.

Visits are by virtual, walk-in only – no appointment necessary.

Patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis exactly like a walk-in clinic; however, the registration process and visit are conducted online from the comfort of your own home

All first-time appointments require a referral. Speak with your primary care provider: physician or nurse practitioner

Referral forms can be found here

Registration will be available beginning 30 minutes prior to the start of the clinic (See below for clinic hours)

Patients are seen in the order in which registration is completed which includes Registration Form, Consent and Referral

Who is eligible to be seen in the Virtual Headache Clinic?

The clinic is open to all patients (children and adults) who would like to meet with an headache specialist.

Examples of patients and issues that can be assessed in the clinic:

  • Active headache/migraine requiring management
  • Active headache/migraine requiring medication renewals or changes
  • New-onset headache
  • Headache/migraine counselling or questions about treatment options including Botox and Injectable Therapy

Note: these visits will be very focused assessments. This is not intended to replace your ongoing epilepsy care with your physician or neurologist.

What do I need to have to arrange for a Virtual Headache Clinic visit?

  • Computer/laptop (preferred) or Tablet/iPad/Phone
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Email
  • Secure, quiet & safe location

How does the visit work?

After registering online, the Virtual Call Centre will send you instructions via email.

You will receive:

  1. A clickable link to your Virtual Care Room
  2. Start time for your visit

Five minutes prior to your start time, click on the link.

See here for a summary of how to access your virtual room

Virtual Headache Clinic Hours

Date: Every Tuesday

Pre-Registration Hours: 30 minutes prior to the start of the clinic

Registration Hours: Start of clinic until 30 minutes prior to the end of the clinic

Appointment Hours: 8:30am – 12:00pm 


Sorry the Virtual Headache Clinic is full for today.
Registration Form opens here again for the next clinic on August 18 @ 12:30pm


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