Rapid Access Skin Clinic

Faster Treatment Saves Lives

Rapid Access Skin Clinic (RASC) Pathways

Treatment within 

2-4 Weeks!!!

 Treatment in 6-8 Months 

Traditional Referral Timeline
Rapid Access Skin Centre

Reducing Wait Times 

Rapid Access Skin Centre is a service offered through the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre aimed to reduce wait times for surgical management of skin cancers. 

 

Our goal is to provide faster access for surgical treatment by offering dedicated minor surgical time to patients referred through the Rapid Access Skin Centre. 

 

There are two point of access

  1. Patients can be referred directly through their own physicians for surgical management 

  2. Patient's who don't have a primary health care provided can contact the centre directly for a consultation with our skin cancer specialist.  If surgical management is needed, treatment access is expedited within the clinic. 

OHIP

Covered by OHIP 

Consultations and management is OHIP covered 

Patients must bring a valid health card with them for all visits to be seen by specialist and plastic surgeons. 

More than one in four fair-skinned caucasians will get a skin cancer in their lifetime. Plastic surgeons are involved in removing a large share of these as most occur on the “sun belt” of the face, which includes the nose, the cheeks, the temples and the ears.

The longer you wait to have a skin cancer removed, the bigger it gets, and the more complicated the reconstruction becomes to return the patient to their normal state. This is why it is best treated early while it is still small.