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Medical Resources for Syrian Refugee Children

​​The following medical resources are for refugee children ages 0 to 18. All are insured. Please be cognizant of the potential need for a medical interpreter.

Urgent | Non - Urgent | Paediatric Resources | Psychiatric or Psychological Resources | Primary Care Medical Resources | Infectious Diseases Resources | Alternative Resources | Back-up Resources | Further Information


SickKids Emergency Department (phone in referral)
Tel: 416-813-5807, press 2, press 2.
State that you would like to refer a child into ED department.


1. Paediatric Resources

General Paediatric Clinic, SickKids

  • All patients require a referral to visit our clinic.
  • If you are a health-care professional, log in to eCHN to submit your referral. From your eCHN account, you will be seamlessly connected to SickKids e-referral platform, EpicCare Link.
  • Learn more about our referral process.
  • For urgent referrals only (same day referrals), contact eCHN’s Helpdesk directly 416-813-7998 or 1-877-252-9900, or by email at helpdesk@echn.ca. On weekends and after 6 p.m. on weekdays, please contact the Fellow on call via SickKids Locating at 416-813-1500.

Dr. Michelle Shouldice (Division Head, Paediatric Medicine)
Dr. Sarah Schwartz (Paediatric Medicine)

Kindercare Paediatrics
Email: admin@kindercarepediatrics.ca
Tel: 416-848-7665
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

2. Psychiatric or Psychological Resources

  • Call in-take worker line: 416-924-1164 ext. 2
    (Layperson or physician can call in. The two in-take workers are Iris Castillo and Amy Paul)

Hincks-Dellcrest Centre
Treatment Centre (Sheppard)
1645 Sheppard Ave. W.
Toronto, ON
M3M 2X4
Tel: 416-924-1164
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m, Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Contact: Dr. Debra Stein


  • Newcomer Mental Health Resource Document

Mental Health-External Resources


3. Primary Care Medical Resources

The following Primary Health Care Clinics will be pleased to see these children:

To book an appointment for any Syrian refugee that will be arriving, or is here already, please call 416-323-6400 ext. 5905 and leave a message. They expect to get back to you within 24 hours.

Contact: Dr. Meb Rashid
Tel: 416-323-6031

  • Refugee Health Line toll free at 1-866-286-4770.

4. Infectious Diseases Resources

Click here for TB information.


    • Dr Ian Kitai (Infectious Diseases)
      Tel: 905 683 7593
      Tel: 416 813 6273
    • Dr. Upton Allen (Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases)
      Tel: 416 813 7654 ext. 201985
    • Dr. Anna Banerji (Director, Global and Indigenous Health)
      Tel: 416 978 8319
      Email: anna.banerji@utoronto.ca
  • Toronto Public Health: 
    Toronto Public Health is offering to translate immunization records. Free immunizations are also available through Toronto Public Health.

5. Alternative Resources

  • Sponsor’s own family physician
  • Local walk-in clinics
  • Paediatric walk-in-clinics (click here for details)
  • Local emergency departments
  • Telehealth Ontario toll-free at 1-866-797-0000 (phone advice only)
  • Multilingual Health Information on SickKids' AboutKidsHealth website

Back-up Resources

  • Dr. Jeremy Friedman (Paediatric Medicine)
  • Dr. Denis Daneman (Paediatrician-in-Chief)
  • Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine Administrative on-call available through:
    Switchboard: 416-813-7500
    Emergency Department 416-813-5807, press 2, press 2

Further Information