- 555 University Avenue, Nephrology Clinic, Black Wing, Main Floor
About the Clinic
The Hypertension Clinic cares for patients with high blood pressure. The multidisciplinary team includes paediatric nephrologists, registered nurses, a renal dietitian and a social worker. The team is committed to delivering leading-edge specialized care and work alongside researchers to improve treatments.
Important pre-appointment instructions:
Unless your child has been instructed to fast, your child is permitted to eat and drink as normal.
The first thing to do is register at the Nephrology Clinic. The Hypertension Clinic is part of the Nephrology Clinic, located on the Main Floor near the Black Wing elevators.
From the University Avenue entrance, turn right at the first hallway (towards Shoppers Drug Mart). Once in front of Shoppers Drug Mart, walk down the main hall (Main Street), past the Black Wing elevators and turn left down the first hallway. The clinic is on the left side of the hall, by the Plastics Clinic.
From the Elizabeth Street entrance and parking garage elevators, walk down Main Street towards Shoppers Drug Mart. At the Family Centre/library turn right, down the hall. We are the first clinic you will find on the left side of this hall.
What to Expect During Your Visit
Once registered, you will be given requisitions for a urine sample and blood work (if needed) and be directed to the Ultrasound Department if ordered. Please collect the urine sample in the bottle provided and drop it in the blue bin. If your child is in diapers, one of the clinic nurses will apply a urine bag when your child is brought into the clinic. If blood work is needed you will be directed to the Ambulatory Care Centre.
Once all the testing has been completed please check back in at the front desk to let them know you are done. You will then be asked to sit in the waiting room, which is located in the main hallway across from the Family Centre. A nurse will call your child’s name when it is your turn to come into clinic. The nurse will measure your child’s height, weight and possibly perform multiple blood pressures. If you have home blood pressure equipment the RN will check it for accuracy. Once this is done, you will then be moved into another room to see the doctors. SickKids is a teaching hospital where you may be seen a medical student, resident or fellow who will do an initial assessment and history. They will review with a staff nephrologist, who will then come to discuss results and the plan of care.
Please ensure you obtain new prescriptions for any kidney medications prior to leaving the clinic.
Appointments may take an extended period of time and we appreciate your patience.
Visit Division of Nephrology
New patients can reach us at 416-813-7333
Current patients can reach us at 416-813-7971
You can reach our clinic nurses at 416-813-7411 ext. 3 or 4
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.