G Tube Issues Clinic
- IGT, Atrium, 2nd Floor
- Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
About the Clinic
Appointments to the G Tube Issues Clinic are organized by the G Tube Resource Nurses between Monday to Friday. In-person and virtual appointments with the G Tube Resource Nurse can be arranged to troubleshoot skin and tube issues, discuss transition to adult care and support permanent tube removal.
Consults are typically 30 minutes long and all primary caregivers are encouraged to participate. The G Tube Issues Clinic is not a walk-in clinic. This means patients and families need an appointment. However, urgent issues can possibly be accommodated the same or next day.
Clinic registration is in IGT, where the clinic is located. Take the Atrium elevators to the 2nd Floor and look for the IGT sign. The registration desk is through the double doors.
You may be required to bring equipment and supplies, such as feeding tubes, to your appointment. Please discuss this with the G Tube Resource Nurse before your appointment.
The G Tube Resource Nurses are automatically linked to the care of children who receive their G or GJ tube at SickKids. A referral is needed to involve the G Tube Resource Nurse in the care of a child who has had their feeding tubes placed elsewhere.
To make a referral to the G Tube Issues Clinic:
- Access the “EpicCare Link” through the eCHN website . Learn more about registering for EpicCare Link on Refer a Patient.
- Select “Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition”.
- Select “General”.
- Once the referral is triaged, the G Tube Resource Nurses will contact the family and organize a booking into clinic as needed.
Referrals to outpatient clinics are via EpicCare, a part of eCHN.
For G Tube Issues Clinic: Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Visit the Tube Feeding Learning Hub. It includes articles, photographs and videos to help you with decisions and instructions on how to care for your child’s tube and skin. Some examples of the information you will find on the Tube Feeding Learning Hub include:
- Making the decision to insert a feeding tube
- Different types of feeding tubes
- How to change a feeding tube
- Care of the stoma
- Preparing for transition to adult care with a feeding tube
- Permanent tube removal
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.