- 555 University Avenue, Atrium, 4th Floor
About the Clinic
The Ambulatory Severe Asthma Program within the Division of Respiratory Medicine provides comprehensive asthma care to children with moderate to severe asthma. Our interprofessional team consists of paediatric pulmonologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists/certified asthma educators and a social worker to offer a team approach to treating and managing children and adolescents with severe asthma.
Patients with moderate to severe asthma may be referred to this clinic by a health-care practitioner within the hospital or in the community. Referrals will be triaged in a timely manner.
Asthma is a common childhood illness and as such, we must limit our clinic to patients with:
- Severe and/or difficult to treat asthma
- Uncontrolled asthma despite a three to six-month trial of asthma management
- More than one hospitalization, two (2) emergency visits or two (2) courses of oral corticosteroids in the last year.
- Preschool children less than three (3) years old who have persistent asthma symptoms between viral infections
- Children or adolescents being considered for biologic therapies
Useful websites for information on Asthma
Coming to a clinic appointment
It's important to come prepared and be on time for a clinic appointment. Visit Coming for Clinic Appointments to read appointment guidelines that are applicable for most clinical appointments at SickKids.
You’ll find information on how to prepare and what to bring, what to do if you/your child are sick before your appointment or you need to cancel, and important things to know about the SickKids philosophy.