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Referral Criteria:

We Accept Referrals   We Do Not Accept Referrals
From: Physicians

For the following types of patients:
  • Growth and/or puberty disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Hypoglycaemia of suspected endocrine origin (not metabolics)
  • Other known or suspected endocrine problems of childhood or adolescence

For the following types of patients:
  • Bone health
  • Obesity
  • Lipids
  • Known or suspected diabetes
  • Dysmenorrhea or dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB)
For these patients, please refer to:
  • Dr. Leanne Ward for bone health
  • Dr. Stasia Hadjiyannakis for Obesity and Lipids
  • Diabetes for known or suspected diabetes
  • Gynecology for dysmenorrhea or dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB)

Making a Referral

Mail or fax the referral form to:

Endocrinology Clinic, CHEO
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
Fax: 613-738-4236

  • NOTE: Referrals for ambiguous genitalia in children less than 1 month of age OR hyperthyroidism should be called to the Endocrine Doctor-on-call
  • Please include with your referral:
    • growth chart with all known heights and weights plotted
    • relevant lab data
    • X-ray reports
  • original film for bone age if done outside of CHEO.
  • Please indicate on the referral if an interpreter is required and for which language if not English or French.
  • Once the referral has been received, reviewed and triaged, an appointment will be booked.
  • The patient will be notified directly with their appointment time.
  • If the status of your patient changes, it is your responsibility to notify CHEO.

Provide This Information for Patients and Families

  • The Clinic is located in C-10.
  • Bring the following with you to your appointment:
    • health card
    • any medications
    • original film for bone age if done outside of CHEO.
  • A medical student, pediatric, or endocrine resident will usually see the patients first. Height, weight, and pubertal examinations are performed on all patients. X-rays and blood tests may be performed that day or booked for a subsequent day.
  • For more information about your visit to CHEO, please visit GettingToCHEO
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