Medical Genetics Services

medical genetics services

We assist individuals and their families through the process of identifying a genetic diagnosis. We provide information and support to help them cope and decide on the best course of care for themselves or their family.    

Children and adults may be referred for genetic assessment and counselling for a variety of reasons:

  • evaluation and diagnosis of genetic conditions
  • parent(s) who have had a previous pregnancy or child with a birth defect, developmental delay or a known or suspected genetic condition
  • a family history of a birth defect or a known or suspected genetic condition

Service Locations

Appointments are provided in person though clinics at the Victoria General Hospital and at outreach clinics throughout Vancouver Island.  We also use Telehealth when it is the best option.

Referral Forms

BCIAP Victoria Referral Form

General Referral Form

Prenatal Referral Form

 

General Information on Medical Genetics Services

Referral Required?
Required
How to Get Referral

Referral from a healthcare professional is required for these services. 

Preparing for Your Visit

You may have received a medical and family history questionnaire upon your referral.  Please complete and submit this prior to your appointment. If you need another copy, please select the appropriate form below:

Paediatric Family History Questionnaire 
Adult Family History Questionnaire 
BC Inherited Arrhythmia Program Family History Form

Contact Us

Department of Medical Genetics 
Victoria General Hospital
1 Hospital Way, Victoria BC
V8Z 6R5
Phone: 250-727-4461
Fax: 250-727-4295
Email: medicalgenetics@viha.ca 

BC Inherited Arrhythmia Program
Victoria General Hospital
1 Hospital Way, Victoria BC
V8Z 6R5
Phone: 250-727-4461
Fax: 250-727-4295
 

 

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