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Mackenzie Health is pleased to offer a Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic (PUCC) for children requiring more urgent pediatric consultation. This is an acute care clinic, which enables physicians, or midwives to refer acutely ill children to the Pediatrician on Call, where they are seen directly without the need to visit the Emergency Department.  The PUC Clinic also sees referrals from the Emergency Department.

 

The PUC Clinic is located on D-Wing Level 4, in the Pediatric Department. Here, children are assessed in a very timely manner, and further testing and/or treatment is started as quickly as possible. The PUCC team consists of a pediatric nurse and the Pediatrician on Call.

 

How does the PUC Clinic work?

The PUC clinic sees children with pediatric problems including asthma, jaundice, abdominal pain, vomiting, and dehydration. The PUC Clinic is able to do bloodwork, provide IV rehydration, and can facilitate timely access to investigations such as x-rays or ultrasounds. 

 

To refer patients:

Referrals to the PUCC Clinic can be made by a physician or midwife by calling the pediatrician on call or by calling the clinic directly.

 

The child is first seen by the PUCC nurse, and then the pediatrician. Treatment or further testing may be ordered. Following initial assessment and/or treatment, the child is reassessed, and a decision is made whether to discharge home or to admit to hospital. The PUC Clinic helps transition children from physician’s office, to hospital if needed and/or home.

For further information, please contact (905) 883-1212 ext. 4957.

 

What should I do if I have not received an appointment within 48 hours after a referral to PUCC?

Call (905) 883-1212 ext. 4957 between the hours of 10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday, to receive your appointment date and time.

 

What should I do if I am unable to come to my appointment?

Call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel your appointment.

 

What do I need to do before the appointment?

  • If your child is currently on medication(s), please be sure he/she continues to take them and bring all medication(s) in their original containers to the appointment.
  • Bring your child’s health (OHIP) card to the Hospital.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your appointment, and go to the Patient Registration desk located in the Emergency Department (D-Wing).
  • After registration, you will be directed to the PUCC which is located on D-Wing Level 4

 

Contact information:

 

Address:

Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital

D-Wing Level 4

10 Trench Street,

Richmond Hill, ON

L4C 4Z3

 

Phone: 905-883-1212 ext. 4957

Fax: 905-883-2213

 

To refer patients:

 

Referrals to the PUCC Clinic can be made by a physician or midwife by calling the pediatrician on call or by calling the clinic directly.

Mackenzie Health / 10 Trench St. Richmond Hill, On. L4C 4Z3 / Richmond Hill Line: 905-883-1212 or Vaughan Line: 905-832-4554 / TTY Service: 905-883-2123