The Hospital for Sick Children

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Record #: CDR0053 Last Modified: 22 May 2013 Last Full Update: 22 May 2013
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Description & Services
Alternate NameSickKids
DescriptionThe Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. 
 
* ONTARIO POISON CENTRE 
1-800-268-9017; 416-813-5900  
www.sickkids.ca/poisoninformationcentre/ 
Provides expert poison advice to all of Ontario 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Specialized staff provide phone consultations in the event of a real or potential poisoning, offer support to health-care professionals, educate the public in poison prevention and research best practice for the treatment of poisoning.  
 
* ABOUT KIDS HEALTH FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE 
416-813-5819 
Mon-Fri 10 am-3:30 pm 
www.aboutkidshealth.ca 
A resource centre for patients and families with reliable information on topics influencing child health and family quality of life. 
 
* MOTHERISK PROGRAM 
Motherisk's Home Line 416-813-6780  
Alcohol & Substance Use Helpline 1-877-327-4636 
Nausea & Vomiting Pregnancy Helpline 1-800-436-8477  
HIV & HIV Treatment in Pregnancy 1-888-246-5840  
All phone lines are open Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
www.motherisk.org 
A clinical, research and teaching program dedicated to antenatal drug, chemical, and disease risk counselling. Provides evidence-based information and guidance about the safety or risk to the developing fetus or infant, of maternal exposure to drugs, chemicals, diseases, radiation and environmental agents. 
 
* SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT PROGRAM (SCAN) 
Main office 416-813-6275; 416-813-6245 
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Emergency: Mon-Sun 24 hours 416-813-7500 & ask for the SCAN team member on-call 
www.sickkids.ca/scan 
Offers care, support and assessment to children and adolescents who may have been abused. 
 
* INTERNATIONAL PATIENT OFFICE 
416-813-6619 
www.sickkids.ca/internationalprogram 
A single point of contact for all out of country families seeking to arrange treatment for their child. 
 
* HERBIE FUND  
416-813-7234 
Assists children (birth-18yrs) from all over the world who require specialized treatment that is not available in their own country. 
HoursMon-Sun 24 hours
DatesAll year
Areas ServedGreater Toronto Area
EligibilityAges: 18 year(s) and under
ApplicationAppointments by referral
LanguagesEnglish ; Interpretive Services
Contact Information
Address555 University Ave
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
 
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IntersectionUniversity Ave between Dundas St & College St
Transit InformationSubway: 2 blocks S of Queen's Park station: 2 blocks N of St Patrick station24-hour TTC line 416-393-4636 * www.ttc.ca
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Office PhoneGeneral Inquiries 416-813-1500; Patient information/Locating 416-813-6621
E-Mailpublic.affairs@sickkids.ca
Websitewww.sickkids.ca
Primary ExecutiveMary Jo Haddad, President & CEO
Other Details
Established1875
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Subjects
SubjectsAddictions ; Alcoholism ; Children ; Drug addiction ; Funding ; Health education ; Health service facilities ; Health services ; Hospitals ; Medical research ; Poison control ; Pregnancy ; Youth