A doctor’s referral is needed to access our services. New patients are accepted into clinic before their 16th birthday.
All patient appointments are booked through the booking clerk: (902) 470-8014.
A referral for the Rheumatology Clinic should be faxed or mailed to the Rheumatology office at the IWK Health Centre. How long you wait for an appointment will depend on how sick your child is compared to other children waiting for appointments. If you are worried your child is getting sicker while waiting for an appointment, you should have them seen by his or her regular doctor. Urgent referrals should be communicated directly between the referring doctor and the rheumatologist on call, via the IWK switchboard or the Rheumatology administrative office.
Rheumatology Administrative office: (902) 470-8827
Fax referrals: (902) 470-7217
The nurses are available via telephone for questions between appointments: (902) 470-8913.
A pediatric rheumatologist is on call 24 hours a day for urgent issues for patients currently followed by the rheumatology clinic and to provide advice to doctors treating patients around the Maritime Provinces.
To reach the pediatric reheumatologist on-call, please call the IWK switchboard: (902) 470-8888.