General Pediatrics

Introduction to the Clinic

The General Pediatric clinics see children, in consultation, with a variety of general health concerns from birth to the day before their eighteenth birthday. The service collaborates with other pediatric sub-specialists to coordinate comprehensive care to children with specialized needs. We do not provide primary care pediatric services.

Contact Us

2G Pediatric Child & Youth Clinic

Phone: 905-521-2100 x. 78517

Fax: 905-521-5056

Find Us

The clinic is located in the 2G Pediatric Clinic. The 2G clinic is located on the main floor of the hospital (2nd floor), beside the information desk in the main lobby.

Hospital Map

What Happens When We Arrive?

When you arrive, please check-in at the reception desk. The Business Clerk will register you in the electronic system so that your team will know that you have arrived.

Clinic Hours:

Monday- Friday 8:30am- 4:30pm

Changing Your Appointment:

If you need to change or cancel an appointment, please give our clinics a minimum of 48 hours notice.

Important

If your child is unwell or has a communicable disease such as Chicken Pox or has been in contact with someone with Chicken Pox, please call the clinic before you come to the hospital.

Referral Process

The referral process is made through a direct referral from your family doctor. Any referrals may be faxed to the clinic as noted on the referral form.

Urgent Referrals

The clinics are not for emergencies. If your child needs to be seen on an urgent basis, please contact your family doctor or go to your local emergency department.

What Should You Bring to the Clinic?

What Services Do We Provide?

Our clinic provides Outpatient Evaluation/ Assessment of any general pediatric issues.

Interdisciplinary Team:

McMaster Children's Hospital is a "teaching hospital". We provide education for health professionals such as doctors and nurses. This is done under close supervision by a fully trained health professional. Everyone involved in your child's care will introduce him or herself to you and explain his or her role in your child's care.

Registered Nurse:

Nurse Practitioner:

Clinical Clerk:

Senior Pediatric Resident:

Pediatric Fellow:

Staff Pediatrician:

Child Life Specialist: A Child Life Specialist provides psychosocial care to children and youth by helping them:

Our Philosophy:

Our philosophy is family- centered care.  We strive to provide the best care possible.

Resources:

Canadian Pediatric Society  (CPS)

Caring for Kids - CPS

About Kids Health- Hospital for Sick Children

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics- HealthyChildren.org

McMaster Children’s Hospital Family Resource Centre

Early Words

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