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Pediatrics

 

General paediatric consults are completed by a paediatrician/neonatologist. The paediatricians/neonatologists see approximately 2200 children annually within the outpatient program. The paediatricans will see their patients in the hospital outpatient clinic while they are on call so they are readily available to all of their patients.

Patients must be referred to the paediatricians' outpatient consult clinic by their family physicians, or other physicians they are under the care of. Patients register within the ambulatory care clinic area on the first floor of the hospital, and are then directed to the clinic for their visit.

Child & Youth Inpatient Unit

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Elaine Fockler, Manager, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) & Paediatric Inpatient Unit
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 46450

Rhea Taplin, Manager, Child & Youth Ambulatory Care 
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 47116​

Contact:
CDS Intake 705-739-5696 or 1-800-675-1979

Location: Child and Youth outpatient clinics are located on the first floor of the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.

Child and Youth Inpatient Unit is located on the 4th floor. From the Main Entrance follow the Blue Navigation Line to the Atrium (Orange) Elevator. Take the elevator to the fourth floor and turn right.

 

Children Development Services

7 Locations
​Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday

 

Clinics Available

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  • Antenatal Clinic

    •   For information: 705-739-5625
    • •  Instruct referring physicials to fax the completed referral form to 705-739-5674
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      • Asthma Clinic

      • •  Pediatric Asthma Clinic: ​705-728-9090 ext.47463
          Doctor referral is required
          Instruct referring physicials to fax the completed referral form to 705-739-5674
          Bring aero chamber and any medications, puffers or inhalers to your appointment
          Bring your Health Card to your apppointment 
          When you are going to your appointment, first go to Central Registration to register 
        Central Registration is located inside the Level 2 Atrium Entrance beside Victoria's Gift Shop

        

Audiology/Hearing

Location: 201 Georgian Drive, 1st Floor
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 705-739-5625  
Audiologists are skilled professionals who assess for and rehabilitate hearing problems for people of all ages. The Audiologists at RVH perform hearing assessments, hearing aid evaluations, auditory brain stem response assessments (sedated and non-sedated) and electronystagmography.

Referral
Physicians referral required.
ENG assessment requires specialist referral and access is restricted to residents of Simcoe County.

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  • Bilirubin Clinic

    For information regarding this clinic please call 705-797-2395
  • For newborn babies that are at risk for jaundice. When registering for your appointment, go to Central Registration located inside the Level 2 Atrium Entrance beside Victoria's Gift Shop. From Central Registration proceed to the Specimen Collection Laboratory, for a Total Billirubin Blood Test, by taking the Atrium (Orange) Elevator to Level 1. Turn left from the elevators and follow the Blue Navigation Line.  When your Total Billirubin Blood Test is completed proceed to the Child and Youth Treatment Clinic to be seen by the Nurse Practitioner. Follow the Blue Navigation Line past the Atrium (Orange) Elevator walking towards the Level 1 Staff Entrance.
    There is a 1 hour wait time for results of the blood work.

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    • Blind Low Vision Program

    • This program supports infants and preschool children who are blind or have low vision with services to support healthy development.    When low vision/blindness is suspected and families are having challenges accessing a diagnosis the program will attempt to assist the family in accessing the necessary service.  Services include:
        Child assessment
        Child and family intervention services
        Childcare consultation provided by an Early Childhood Vision Consultant

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    • Early Childhood Vision Consultant

    • Phone: 705-739-5696 or 1-800-675-1979

    • Assists families and childcare providers to implement strategies that support the child's development. Family Support services are provided by a Family Support Worker who offers assistance with issues related to the child's vision loss. Services are located in your local community and can be provided in a variety of settings including your family home. Early Childhood Vision Consultants require written diagnosis from an ophthalmologist confirming the child is blind or low vision. Referral to the program can be made while awaiting a diagnosis.

                    
    • You may want to consider the Early Childhood Vision Consultant 
        If your child is diagnosed as blind or low vision
        If you need assistance to obtain a formal diagnosis
          

    • Diabetes Clinic

      • For information phone: (705) 739-5625.
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Feeding Clinic

The Feeding Clinic provides assessment and treatment recommendations for children with significant feeding, swallowing and nutritional difficulties. The feeding assessment is done by a team that may include a Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, and/or Dietician. Where appropriate, the assessment may include a video fluoroscopic swallow study that is conducted in RVH's diagnostic imaging department. A Physician referral is required to access this service.

Note: This is not an emergency service. You should see your Physician or local hospital emergency department if a child's life is at risk.   

The Feeding Clinic should be considered if your child has:
  Suspected aspiration due to history of recurrent pneumonia or chest infections
  Difficulty swallowing as a result of a sudden change in medical status
  Sudden refusal of all previously accepted foods putting the child at risk for dehydration or weight loss
  Re-establishing oral feeding after a recent hospitalization
  Nutrition and growth concerns 
  Motor or neurological involvement 
  Difficulties meeting nutritional needs and is younger than 12 months
  Less growth than expected as assessed by a Physician

What you need to do to obtain this service:
  A Physician referral will be required to access the Feeding Clinic
  Speak to a member of your Early Intervention team and your Physician
  If you do not have a physician or Early Intervention provider, please call Children's Treatment
Network at 1-866-377-0286

Who provides this service?
  Children's Development Services, RVH 705-739-5696 or 1-800-675-1979
  Children's Treatment Network 1-866-377-0286

 

Hearing Instrument Dispensary

The Hearing Instrument Dispenser sells, services and repairs hearing aids and FM systems and provides counseling for hearing aid users and also assists families in coping with the effects of hearing loss.

Locations
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
201 Georgian Drive, Barrie
Phone: (705) 739-5625
Location: Child and Youth outpatient clinics are located on the first floor.

Penetanguishene General Hospital
25 Jeffrey Street, Penetanguishene 

Hours of Operation
RVH: Monday - Friday (except every other Thursday) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Penetanguishene: Every other Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Referral Instructions
Referrals can be through the family physician, audiologist, family member or the individual.
Phone: 705-739-5625

     

Infant Hearing Program
Phone: 705-739-5696

  • Infant hearing screens are done in the community. You will receive a call from the Infant Hearing Program intake to book your community screen approximately 2 weeks after birth.           

  

Neonatal Follow Up Clinic
Phone: 705-739-5696 or 1-800-675-1979

       
Providing follow up services to low birth weight and high risk infants cared for in RVH's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
The Clinic contributes to the care provided in the NICU through regular developmental monitoring, recommendations and early referral for intervention when necessary. Infants are referred through RVH's NICU.The team consists of a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist and Registered Nurse and Paediatrician.

    

Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic

  • Phone: 705-739-5625
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  • Pediatric Eating Disorders  

Referrals for this program are accepted until the age of 17.5. A referral package (obtained from our office) must be filled out by physician and faxed to us at 705-739-5674 for nurse practitioner to screen
For information regarding this program please call 705-739-5625. 
The team consists of a paediatric nurse practitioner, social worker, dietician, and therapist all of whom specialize in Paediatric Eating Disorders

    • Initial Assessment in clinic consists of a 3 hour appointment with the whole "team", bloodwork and Electrocardiogram.
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  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Clinic (seasonal)
    This clinic runs from the end of November until the end of March.

    • Must have a Physician referral to this clinic, infant must meet criteria and Ministry of Health approval.
    • For information regarding this clinic please call 705-797-2395
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  •  Other Clinics Available

  •   Endocrinology Clinic
  •   Complex Care Clinic
      Hospital for Sick Children Eating Disorder Clinic
  • •  Paediatric Special Procedures Program
  •   Paediatric Physiotherapy Clinic