About Us


The Regional Joint Assessment Program (RJAP) has two locations in Hamilton Ontario.

We are located at:Hip or knee pain from arthritis

The Orthopedic Clinic
Juravinski Hospital
Hamilton Health Sciences
711 Concession Street

The Orthopaedic and Arthritic Clinic
St. Joseph's Healthcare
50 Charlton Avenue


The Regional Joint Assessment Program helps adults with hip and knee problems that cause pain and difficulty moving. The Program was developed as part of the Ontario Ministry of Health's Wait List strategy to improve access to joint replacement surgery and improve the care of osteoarthritis.

One of the main reasons that people have hip or knee pain is from arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and usually happens in weight bearing joints such as the hips and knees.

If your knee or hip pain is stopping you from doing the activities you enjoy, we can help. Our goal is to work with you so that you can stay active and manage your pain. If you think you need to be seen for a hip or knee problem, talk to your doctor. Your doctor can refer you to the program.

Patients are fully covered by OHIP.

Download a copy of our patient brochure.

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A referral from a physician is required for an appointment.

Download a referral form here.

Find out about the referral process.

Fax referrals to 905 521-2621

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Offered at Sackville Hill Senior's Recreation Centre in Hamilton. This 6 week series is hosted by the GERAS Centre and developed by experts at the Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University. Space is limited. Sign up here or call 905 521-2100 ext. 12232.

Helpful information

Click to watch the Regional Joint Assessment Video

Dr. Mike Evans

Click to watch this video on how to prepare for hip or knee joint replacement surgery, by Dr. Mike Evans.

Straight from the hip... Read about Lorraine's visit to the Program and her hip replacement surgery.

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