REFERRALS

INFORMATION

This section provides information to assist you in finding and referring your children and families to services and clinics in BC.

A full list of services and resources are available here.  Further information specific to commonly used services is provided below:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Clinic provides diagnostic clarification and treatment consultation for children who have not responded to treatment services in their community. Referral is made by a physician.
  • Brachial Plexus Clinic provides multidisciplinary team care. Cindy Verchere – Director: cverchere@cw.bc.ca; Norine Mayede – Patient coordinator: nmayede@cw.bc.ca
  • Child Health BC Hip Surveillance Program for Children with Cerebral Palsy aims to ensure that all children in BC with cerebral palsy, or who may have cerebral palsy but have not yet been diagnosed, receive appropriate screening for hip displacement to minimize or prevent complications associated with hip dislocations. A doctor’s referral is not required. Information on the program and enrollment forms are available here or by email:hips@cw.bc.ca.
  • Complex Care Team  provides services that can include intensive medical management, care coordination and planning for children and youth with medical complexity. Referral is initiated by a physician .
  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinic diagnose and care for infants, children, adolescents and their families who are affected by cystic fibrosis. Referral is initiated by a physician.
  • Neuromuscular Clinic referrals are made to Dr Kathryn Selby, Neurologist at BC Children’s Hospital, email: kselby@cw.bc.ca
  • Occupational Therapy provide inpatient and outpatient assessment and consultation services including a plagiocephaly clinic, as well as liaison with and education for community service providers. Conditions and Referral is made by a physician and faxed to 604-875-3220.
  • Orthopedic clinic provides multi-disciplinary team orthopedic care for children and youth with CP, spine, club foot and other orthopedic conditions. Contact information and referral.
  • Physiotherapy provide inpatient and outpatient assessment and consultation services for children with conditions such as scoliosis, torticollis and cystic fibrosis. Referral is made by a physician and faxed to 604-875-3220.
  • Rheumatology comprehensive and coordinated multidisciplinary team provides diagnosis and treatment for children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases. Referral is made by a physician and faxed to 604-875-3141.
  • Spinal cord clinic referrals for children and youth with spinal cord injury, spina bifida etc. are made to Dr. Jacqueline Purtzki, Physiatrist at BC Children’s Hospital, email: jpurtzki@cw.bc.ca
BC Children’s Hospital is home to many provincial specialty clinics that are a resource to children and families in BC. Therapists are associated with the following clinics:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Club Foot
  • Torticollis
  • Hemophilia
  • Spinal Cord
  • Neuromuscular
  • Neonatal follow-up
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Illizarov
  • Rhizotomy
  • Oncology
  • Complex Pain
  • Limb deficiency
  • Scoliosis
  • Biochemical disease
  • Home Tracheostomy and Ventilation
Referral forms, contact information and processes for all programs.

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health is located in Victoria. Specialty clinics and services for families living on Vancouver Island can be contacted at 1-250-529-5390.

Clinics include:

  • Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Neuromuscular Clinic
  • School Age Clinic
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Feeding & Swallowing
  • Visual Impairment
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Orthotics, Prosthetics and Seating Team provides orthotics, foot care, splinting, prosthetics, pedorthics, seating, and assistive devices to people of all ages across vancouver island.
  • Neuropsychology Services offers assessments and psychoeducational/rehabilitation plans for children who have been diagnosed with neurological or medical conditions where brain dysfunction is suspected to affect their cognitive abilities, learning in school, or day to day behaviours
  • Supported Child Development Program provides consultation, extra staffing supports and staff training to child care providers and early childhood educators.
  • Vancouver Island Children’s Assessment Network provides assessment services for children on Vancouver Island with complex developmental needs: Autism Spectrum Disorders and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

* Note that some clinics may only be available for those living in the South Island area.

Other referral resources

MCFD THERAPY SERVICE PROVIDERS

The table below is a list of therapists and agencies that provide publicly funded therapies. This list is a work in progress. Please contact Dion Dhillon by email: dion.dhillon@gov.bc.ca to update information on this list. You must be included on this list to register as an employer to post a job on the Therapy BC website. 

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