Visiting Patients

Get a referral
A referral is required. Have your care provider complete the EMG Lab referral form. Contact your health care provider about obtaining a referral. Once a referral is made, you will receive a phone call and a subsequent email with your appointment details.
Before your appointment
Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes. Depending on your symptoms and testing required, you may be asked to change into a gown. Please avoid putting lotions, creams, and perfumes on your skin before the test. Please bring your completed questionnaire with you to your appointment. You can also complete the questionnaire at the clinic immediately prior to your appointment.
Patient Questionairre PDF
EMG Pamphlet PDF
For more information:
Patient Resources
During your Appointment 
The EMG Lab is also a teaching lab. Under the leadership of attending neurologists; residents, fellows, and medical students may take history and perform neurological examination. Student technologists may perform nerve conduction studies under the guidance of a registered technologist.‍
After checking in with the clerical staff, you will be brought to a lab room for nerve conduction studies by an EMG technologist. A neurologist will then take your history and perform a neurological exam. Needle electromyography may be performed if needed. Patients will be provided with verbal explanation of the results and diagnosis by the neurologist. The appointment will take about an hour, but this may vary.
After your Appointment 
A full dictated consult can be obtained from the referring physician and/or your family physician.
How to get here
The Diamond Center is located on Laurel St. between 10th and 12th Ave. Entrances are on Laurel St., Oak St. (next to Shoppers Drug Mart), and 12th Ave. (next to Starbucks). From the main lobby, take the elevators to the 8th floor. Follow the signs to the Neuromuscular Disease Unit / EMG Lab. For EMG Lab appointments, proceed to the second window. 
Hours of Operation
We are closed on statutory holidays.
​Pay Parking
Multi-level parkade at the corner of 12th Ave. and Laurel St, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion. The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre underground parking lot is located off of Laurel St. between 12th and 10th Ave. Limited street meter parking on Laurel St. There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.
Parking rates for VCH facilities
Public Transportation
Nearby Bus Routes include 9, 17, and 99 B Line on West Broadway. Canada Line access from Broadway-City Hall station located at West Broadway and Cambie St. (~1km walk or use aforementioned bus routes).
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