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Garron Family Cancer Centre

Referral process

Referral process for Physicians/Health Care Team

Our team is committed to partnering with the primary health care team, recognizing the essential role each member plays in providing your patient with the best quality care, both at SickKids and when he/she returns home.  

The referral process:

  • 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.

Once we have reviewed the referral information, we will be in contact with you to request additional information and/or to set up a telemedicine conference meeting with your team, along with the patient and their family.

To assist patients and families with their transition, our Patient Navigator program will collaborate with your team and the family to provide assistance with issues related to travel, accommodation, and navigating their way around the hospital and in the city.  Furthermore, for patients living outside of Ontario, our Patient Navigator will assist physicians in completing an Out-of-Province Prior Approval Application to the Provincial Ministry of Health. 

If you have any patient inquires or general questions, please contact our team at mibg.info@sickkids.ca