A virtual Kids visit is a 15 minute, complaint focused, ONLINE visit with our Naturopathic Doctors who have a focus on children's health. These visits are designed for acute complaints only. For an initial, comprehensive assessment of a chronic condition, please book at Clarkson Family Naturopathic. These appointments are "single concern" visits which means they do not go in depth on illness.
Who qualifies for a kids virtual visit?
Any child in Ontario who requires acute care: for a tummy ache, fever, cold, scrape etc and DOES NOT meet the criteria below.
Who DOES NOT qualify for a kids virtual visit?
-Patients outside of Ontario, due to licensing regulations -MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately or attend the emergency room of the nearest hospital or health centre.
If you/your child answers ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, you should be seen in-person at the Emergency Department today.
Please do not request a virtual visit if: -You/your child have a fever AND any ONE of the following: -Are less than 3 months old -Have an immune system problem -Have a complex health problem -Are very difficult to wake up even when the fever is treated
-You/your child have continuous wheeze, difficulty talking or feeling very short of breath
-You/your child have vomiting or diarrhea AND any ONE of the following: -Are less than 3 months old -Have repeated vomiting (more than 3 times) and unable to keep liquids down -The vomit or diarrhea contains blood -Have concern about dehydration with no pee in more than 8 hours
You/your child have headache AND any ONE of the following: -new onset of severe headache -headache associated with repeated vomiting -worsening headache following recent head injury -headache not improving after giving usual medications/over the counter medications
You/your child has a urinary problem with bloody or tea-coloured urine OR associated back pain
You/your child have an injury AND any ONE of the following: -A head injury where there was a loss of consciousness (passing out), confusion or repeated vomiting (more than 3 times) -A cut that may need stitches -A burn with blisters that are larger than a Loonie -An injury with difficulty moving the arm/leg and swelling -An eye injury -An injury causing chest or stomach pain
You/your child have a fever with a rash that looks like tiny or expanding bruises
You/your child have had an intentional or unintentional ingestion of a medication or substance. If so, please contact the Ontario Poison Centre at 1-800-268-9017 and follow their instructions.
If none of the above apply, we would be happy to see you :)
Please go ahead and book your same-day appointment.
Our Virtual Children's Naturopathic Walk in Clinic is open to any patients in Ontario ONLY. We offer short same day appointments for acute care needs.
We at Clarkson Family Naturopathic believe in the value of diversity and inclusion and we provide support to people from all walks of life. We believe in the inherent importance of celebrating multiple perspectives as they contribute to the rich tapestry of our diverse society and world.