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Paediatric Services


Children’s Inpatient Unit


paediatric roomHumber River is a Regional Inpatient Unit offering services to children age 28 days to their 18th birthday. We are very proud to provide child and family friendly environment.


The Interprofessional team strives for excellence in patient and family centred care and received top rating for patient satisfaction of their overall care in Ontario in 2015 by the National Research Corporation of Canada.


Parents are encouraged to stay with their child to help decrease anxiety. Each private room has sleeper bed so that a parent can stay overnight. Child Life Specialists support children with developmentally appropriate strategies for pain management and anxiety reduction. As an expert in Child development, the Child Life Specialist endeavours to keep life as normal as possible for the child within the healthcare setting. Effective coping through play, self-expression and age appropriate activities are promoted to meet each child’s unique needs.


Surgical Day Care (SDC) Unit


We provide post-surgical care to children from one year old up to their 18th birthday. Prior to surgery, the child and family are encouraged by the Child Life Specialist to participate in age appropriate orientation to help them cope with the surgical experience by reducing fear and anxiety. Medical play allows the child to see and touch medical equipment such as anaesthesia masks. A guided tour to an operating room and a chance to meet the anaesthesist and operating room nurse completes the hands-on orientation experience for the child and parents.


Paediatric Outpatient Services


Our outpatient services strives to provide services for children age 28 days to their 18th birthday. including Paediatric Follow-up and many Paediatric Sub-speciality Clinics. These clinics are staffed by paediatricians, nurses, dieticians, a social worker, a speech language pathologist, an occupational therapist and audiologists. Our current Paediatric Outpatient Services include:


This clinic provides support through education, to empower children living with asthma and enhance their quality of life, by being better able to manage the symptoms of asthma. Health teaching is provided to patients and families on how to do a spirometry lung function test at home. The Health Team consists of a Paediatric Respirologist, a Respiratory/Asthma Educator.

How to access this clinic:
Referral by a physician is required, and can be faxed to 416-242-1095.
The Asthma Clinic is held from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Located on the 4th floor, use the West Outpatient elevators at Portal C in the Portals of Care. The West Parkade is the closest parking lot.
For more information, please call: 416-242-1000 x 21400

Outpatient Paediatric Follow-Up Clinic Referral Form


This clinic offers complete allergy and clinical immunology consultation and testing to identify the child’s allergic triggers. We also provide specialized Penicillin allergy testing. The Health Team consists of a Paediatric Allergist and a nurse.

How to access this clinic:
Referral by a physician is required, and can be faxed to 416-242-1095.
The Allergy Clinic is held from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Penicillin Allergy Testing is held from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Located on the 4th floor, use the West Outpatient elevators at Portal C in the Portals of Care. The West Parkade is the closest parking lot.
For more information, please call: 416-242-1000 x 21400

Outpatient Paediatric Follow-Up Clinic Referral Form


The Neonatal Follow-up clinic monitors the growth and development of premature babies who are at risk due to low birth weight or other medical problems and provides early interventions from four months premature corrected age to three years. The Health Care Team consists of a paediatrician, a registered nurse, a child life specialist, a dietician, a social worker, occupational therapists, and a speech and language pathologist depending on the needs of the infant.
How to access this clinic:
Referral from our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or a Tertiary Centre is required, and can be faxed to 416-242-1095.
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Mondays
Located on the 4th floor, use the West Outpatient elevators at Portal C in the Portals of Care. The West Parkade is the closest parking lot.
416-242-1000 x 21400

Neonatal Follow Up Clinic Referral Form



The Occupational Therapist provides specialized care to children who are experiencing delays or difficulties in their development such as oral or feeding skills, fine or gross motor skills, self-help skills to name a few. The therapeutic interventions of the Occupational Therapist is to promote and facilitate skills development to maximize function and independence.

How to access this clinic:
Referral by a physician is required, and can be faxed to 416-242-1095.
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Located on the 4th floor, use the West Outpatient elevators at Portal C in the Portals of Care. The West Parkade is the closest parking lot.
416-242-1000 x 21400
Paediatric Outpatient Therapy Referral Form


Being able to communicate is extremely important for a child’s social, emotional and cognitive well-being. Parents may become very concerned if it is observed that their child is not listening or speaking like other children their age. Trained to assess and treat children with delayed speech and language skills, the SLP also provides the parents with the tools to support them for communicating better with their child.
How to access this clinic:
Referrals can be made by a paediatrician, family physician or a parent through the Toronto Preschool Speech & Language Service at 416-338-8255 or FAX 416-338-8511.
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Located on the 4th floor, use the West Outpatient elevators at Portal C in the Portals of Care. The West Parkade is the closest parking lot.
416-242-1000 x 21400

RSV is a common virus which causes a mild cold in most people and babies, however the virus can make premature newborn infants (33-35 weeks) with underdeveloped lungs, and young infants very sick requiring hospitalization. The virus spreads easily from person to person by coughing or sneezing or direct contact.
How to access this clinic:
Referral by the NICU, a Tertiary Centre, Paediatrician or Family Physician is required with specific criteria, and can be faxed to 416-242-1095.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays (November to April)
Located on the 4th floor, use the West Outpatient elevators at Portal C in the Portals of Care. The West Parkade is the closest parking lot.
416-242-1000 x 21400

Outpatient Paediatric Follow-Up Clinic Referral Form


This clinic is run by a paediatric neurologist who provides assessment and follow-up for children diagnosed with seizure disorders, migraine headaches and neurological disorders.
How to access this clinic:
Referral by a physician is required, and can be faxed to 416-242-1095.
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on one Thursday each month
Located on the 4th floor, use the West Outpatient elevators at Portal C in the Portals of Care. The West Parkade is the closest parking lot.
416-242-1000 x 21400

Outpatient Paediatric Follow-Up Clinic Referral Form


Healthy eating and an active lifestyle assures appropriate growth and development, prevents malnutrition, builds a strong immune system and prevents future health problems. The Outpatient Paediatric Nutrition Clinic services paediatric patients (from birth to 18 years old) with nutrition related needs such as obesity, hyperlipidemia, failure to thrive, food allergies and feeding difficulties.

The health care team includes a Registered Dietitian and Paediatrician (specializing in nutrition), and may refer to Child Life Specialist and/or Social Worker as needed. The Dietitian and/or Paediatrician assesses the child’s nutritional intake and in collaboration with the family develops a nutrition care plan.

The Healthy Living Program is part of the Paediatric Nutrition Clinic and is designed for families of school-aged children and/or teenagers who are obese or overweight. The program consists of an initial nutrition consult with the Registered Dietitian followed by Healthy Living Seminars (group classes) and routine follow-up visits.
Referrals are made by the. If the child needs to be seen by the Paediatrician, an appointment is made for the Paediatrician.
How to access this clinic:
Referral by a paediatrician or family physician is required, and can be faxed to 416-242-1095.
The Nutrition Clinic is held 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays
The Nutrition Clinic is held 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays
Located on the 4th floor, use the West Outpatient elevators at Portal C in the Portals of Care. The West Parkade is the closest parking lot.
416-242-1000 x 21400
Referral Form:
Paediatric Nutrition Clinic Referral Form


A Paediatric Cardiologist supports this clinic which uses a Neonatal Echocardiogram to diagnose simple and complex Congenial Heart Disease (CHD). Early detection, and timely therapeutic intervention and treatment can be lifesaving for many babies and children.
How to access this clinic:
Referral by a physician is required, and can be faxed to 416-242-1095.
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on one Monday each month
Located in the Outpatient Cardiology Clinic on the 1st Floor at Portal A of the Portals of Care on the south side of the building. The East Parkade is the closest parking lot.
416-242-1000 x 21400

Outpatient Paediatric Follow-Up Clinic Referral Form


These clinics are supported by a paediatrician and a registered nurse to facilitate the early discharge of well babies who may need to have a close review and follow-up of bilirubin levels and feeding issues.
How to access this clinic:
Referral by a physician is required.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Mondays – Fridays
Located in the Paediatric Outpatient Clinic on the 4th floor, use the West Outpatient Elevators at Portal C in the Portals of Care. The West Parkade is the closest parking lot.
416-242-1000 x 21400
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
Located in the Mother/Baby Unit on the 4th floor, use the Central Elevator, turn right out of the elevator bay then take the first left to the registration desk.
416-242-1000 x 45200


The audiology department provides a full range of patient and family-centred assessments and treatments for infants and children from birth to 18 years old for those concerned about speech and language development, educational issues, developmental delays, repeated middle ear infections, hearing aids, hearing loss and a decline in overall development. We evaluate the hearing of infants and children with a variety of special tests in order to identify hearing loss and provide intervention strategies, as early as possible. The department provides testing under the Ontario Infant Hearing Program. Services include hearing assessments, hearing aid evaluations and checks, communication with other professionals, and providing recommendations to school boards as necessary.
How to access this clinic:
Referrals are accepted by family physicians, paediatricians, ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) specialists or from the Toronto Infant Hearing Program, and can be faxed to 416-242-1095. Families can also self-refer.
Held Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Services for individuals over the age of 18 years are available at 1:00 daily.
Located on the 4th floor, use the West Outpatient elevators at Portal C in the Portals of Care. The West Parkade is the closest parking lot.
416-242-1000 x 21400

Audiology Referral Form

 

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