Yes, we are accepting new patients by referral only. We are currently only accepting infants, children and adolescents with medical, developmental or mental health conditions that require a pediatrician for care. Referrals for healthy children, including healthy newborns, will be declined. We continue to provide consultations on an as needed basis. If your child requires pediatric consultation or has a serious medical, developmental or mental health condition that requires ongoing pediatric care, please ask your current physician to fax a referral for your child to 365-509-2154.
Currently our office is not accepting healthy newborns for primary care. If your newborn is premature (born less than 37 weeks gestational age) or has a medical condition, please ask your physician to fax a referral to 365-509-2154. Referrals for healthy newborns will be declined.
Thank you for considering our office for your child’s care. As of June 11 2020, all new patients must have a referral before registering with one of our Pediatricians. We are no longer accepting healthy children for ongoing pediatric care. If your child has a serious medical, developmental or mental health issues, please ask your Family Physician or Pediatrician to fax our office a referral for each child you would like to register. Referrals may be faxed to our office at 365-509-2154. Once we have the referral, we will call you to book the first appointment.
- Newborn care
- Check-ups and vaccines for children & adolescents until their 18th birthday
- Diagnosis & management of a wide variety of children’s medical problems
- Diagnosis & management of autism, ADHD, educational and behavioural problems, developmental delays, as well as mental health problems including anxiety and depression
- Speech therapy with our licensed Speech Language Pathologist (not OHIP covered)
- Diet Counselling with our Registered Dietitian (not OHIP covered)
- Counselling with our registered Social Worker
Our pediatricians see patients who are enrolled in the IFH program. We do not accept uninsured patients.
The majority of our services are available virtually. However, please discuss this with our front desk staff when you schedule your appointment.
Welcome! Your child’s file has already been transferred to our office. If your child was a regular patient at MPHC, you may book online or call our office to schedule an appointment. Patients of Dr. Valerie Sales, Dr. Zahra Benn and Dr. Victoria Pang have been reassigned to a different pediatrician. Please contact our office directly for more details,
Until October 31, 2020, you do not need a referral if your child saw Dr. Sriskanda at her previous clinic. After October 31 2020, you will need a referral to book an appointment for your child. Please ask your child’s current physician to fax a referral to 365-509-2154.
Please call our office at 647-696-045 or email email@example.com with a brief description of your child’s problem. Speech Therapist Kavita Schaffer or Dietitian Alia Virjee will call you back to arrange the appointment. You do not need a referral to book a Speech Therapy or Dietitian appointment. Please remember that these services are not OHIP covered (self-pay). If you have private insurance, your benefits may cover this. You are responsible for confirming your benefits prior to the appointment.
We will consider all requests however we reserve the right to assign a Pediatrician based on the physician’s availability and current practice design.
Once a referral is received, it is reviewed by the pediatrician. In some situations, more information may be needed from the referring doctor before we are able to schedule the appointment. We aim to contact all families within 14 days of receiving the referral. Referrals marked urgent by the referring physician are contacted as soon as possible.
No. York Region Public Health will be holding catch up clinics for children who missed one or all doses of Hepatitis B, Meningococcal or HPV immunization. Please check York Region Public Health website for further information regarding this. If your child has a special situation (eg. behavioural or mental health or medical issue) that prevents them from receiving the doses in the public health clinic, please schedule an appointment to discuss this first with your child’s pediatrician.
Please schedule a virtual appointment with your child’s pediatrician to discuss any questions you have regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Alternatively, Sick Kids Hospital also provides a consultation service for parents and caregivers. You may book an appointment here. No referral is needed to book with the Sick Kids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service.