A Virtual Kids visit is a 15 minute, complaint focused, ONLINE visit with our Naturopathic Doctors who have a focus on children's health. These visits are designed for acute complaints only. For an initial, comprehensive assessment of a chronic condition, please book at Hillcrest Centre for Health. These appointments are "single concern" visits which means they do not go in depth on illness.
Who qualifies for a kids virtual visit?
Any child in Ontario who requires acute care: for a tummy ache, fever, cold, scrape etc and DOES NOT meet the criteria below.
Who DOES NOT qualify for a kids virtual visit?
-Patients outside of Ontario, due to licensing regulations -MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately or attend the emergency room of the nearest hospital or health centre.
If you/your child answers ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, you should be seen in-person at the Emergency Department today.
Please do not request a virtual visit if: -You/your child have a fever AND any ONE of the following: -Are less than 3 months old -Have an immune system problem -Have a complex health problem -Are very difficult to wake up even when the fever is treated
-You/your child have continuous wheeze, difficulty talking or feeling very short of breath
-You/your child have vomiting or diarrhea AND any ONE of the following: -Are less than 3 months old -Have repeated vomiting (more than 3 times) and unable to keep liquids down -The vomit or diarrhea contains blood -Have concern about dehydration with no pee in more than 8 hours
You/your child have headache AND any ONE of the following: -new onset of severe headache -headache associated with repeated vomiting -worsening headache following recent head injury -headache not improving after giving usual medications/over the counter medications
You/your child has a urinary problem with bloody or tea-coloured urine OR associated back pain
You/your child have an injury AND any ONE of the following: -A head injury where there was a loss of consciousness (passing out), confusion or repeated vomiting (more than 3 times) -A cut that may need stitches -A burn with blisters that are larger than a Loonie -An injury with difficulty moving the arm/leg and swelling -An eye injury -An injury causing chest or stomach pain
You/your child have a fever with a rash that looks like tiny or expanding bruises
You/your child have had an intentional or unintentional ingestion of a medication or substance. If so, please contact the Ontario Poison Centre at 1-800-268-9017 and follow their instructions.
If none of the above apply, we would be happy to see you :)
Please go ahead and book your same-day appointment.
We book existing patients as well as new patients for our Virtual Walk In Kids Clinic!