About the Clinic
A general referral clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with suspected disorders of the immune system.
Patients with the following are seen:
- Recurrent infections
- Severe Combined Immune Deficiency
- Recurrent fever
- Family history of immune deficiency
- Genetic abnormalities associated with immune deficiency.
- Diseases associated with immune deficiency.
Jessica Willett Pachul, MN, RN
Anna Kasprzak RN, BScN
Wendy Shama MSW
Other health-care professionals on a consultation basis
What to bring:
- Your child’s immunization record
The first thing to do is register at the Immunology registration desk in Clinic 9. The waiting and registration area is in the Burton Wing of the hospital in Room M120, off to the left of the main Clinic 9 waiting and registration area.
From the University Avenue entrance, turn right down the first hallway (opposite direction of Shoppers Drug Mart) and then turn down the first hallway on your left. We are the first clinic you will find on the right hand side of this hallway.
From the Atrium and parking garage elevators, walk down Main Street towards Shoppers Drug Mart. At the Family Resource Centre, turn left. At the end of this hallway you will find our registration and waiting area.
What to Expect During Your Visit
Appointments generally last from 1 to 2 hours, and while we try to be on time sometimes there is a wait.
On arrival in the clinic you will register your child at the desk. A clinic nurse will assess your child, which includes weight, height. The nurse will also ask you questions about your child’s health, including medications, infections and immunizations. A physician training to be an immunologist will then see your child and complete a full health history and physical examination. The trainee will then discuss your child with the staff physician for the clinic. The trainee and other members of the team will then meet with you to develop a plan of care. This plan may include medications, blood tests, urine testing, photographs or X-rays. We usually send your child for testing after the clinic appointment. When these tests are done you may leave.
We may suggest that your child be referred to other clinics for assessments. You will be given contact information for the clinic at the end of the visit and are welcome to call with any questions that arise after the visit.
We suggest that your write down your questions both pre- and post-clinic, so that we may address them.
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.