The Paediatric Elimination Clinic is a consultation clinic for patients from one month to 18 years of age who have bowel and/or bladder problems. It is staffed by a paediatrician and a nurse. Consultation services from a registered dietitian may also be provided on a case-by-case basis.
Patients can be referred from the Emergency Department, inpatient services, a family physician, or paediatrician. Referrals are triaged by a paediatrician to determine if additional assessments performed in this setting would help define best plan of care. Patients must be referred using the physician referral form.
It is anticipated that patients seen in the Paediatric Elimination Clinic would not require admission to hospital, although in some rare instances this could be part of the best plan of care.
Referral concerns include:
- Abdominal pain not otherwise specified
- Difficulty with passing stool, straining, pain, large size stools
- Blood in stools
- Withholding stools/infrequent stooling
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Daytime or night-time urinary incontinence (involuntary loss of urine)
- Frequent urinary tract infections
Making your appointment
The physician’s office can download the referral form and fax it to the Paediatric Elimination Clinic at 905-472-7535. The paediatrician at this clinic will triage all incoming referrals, and the clinic secretary will call you with your appointment date and time.
If you have not heard from our clinic with 72 hours of referral, please call 905-472-7534. To cancel or rebook your appointment at the clinic, please call 905-472-7534 during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.).
What to bring to your appointment
Please bring the following items to your appointment:
- OHIP card
- Discharge paperwork, reports or X-rays, films if any
- Personal items (diapers, wipes, formula/breast milk, snack/lunch if needed)