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As of October 1, 2016, CHEO has amalgamated with the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC). In the past, we worked closely with OCTC staff as many of our patients with special needs are also clients of OCTC. This amalgamation means that we can now provide better, coordinated care to our shared patients and their families.

The Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre strives to help children and youth in our region reach their full potential. They do this by creating opportunities and maximizing independence through the vast array of programs and services they offer. Staff provide strategies, support, specialized learning environments, and access to adaptive technology for children and youth with physical or behavioural challenges, disabilities, and accompanying developmental difficulties. To learn more about the great work done by OCTC, visit their website.

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The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is a pediatric health and research center providing outstanding family-centered patient care, pioneering breakthrough research, and training the health care professionals of tomorrow.

Over the past 40 years, CHEO has established itself as a world-class centre providing leading-edge treatment and compassionate care for children and youth aged 0 to their 18th birthday. CHEO's large service area includes not only Ottawa, but also Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of Northern Ontario.

CHEO is the second largest hospital in the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), and has more than 2,500 doctors, nurses and additional staff dedicated to providing the best possible care for the children and youth of our community.

CHEO is one of only a few stand-alone pediatric hospitals in Canada, and has more than 6,900 admissions, 7,800 surgeries and 168,800 clinic visits each year. It also has one of the busiest pediatric emergency rooms in the country, treating more than 72,100 patients a year.

Through funding from both the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and the Ministry of Child and Youth Services (MCYS), CHEO runs specialized programs for eating disorders, autism, psychiatric mental health, sexual assault, telepsychiatry, and early language development.

In addition to its clinical mandate, CHEO is an academic health science center. Each year, it provides education to 2,300 future pediatricians and students in nursing and other health professions. And the 235 researchers at the CHEO Research Institute’s conduct $26 million in leading-edge pediatric research.

CHEO houses several provincial and regional programs, including the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, the Ontario Newborn Screening Program, Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) Ontario and the Champlain Maternal Newborn Program.

CHEO also extends its expertise outside its walls, providing training for doctors and nurses in community hospitals on best-practices for pediatric care.

Contact us:

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 8L1

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