Woman & Child Clinics

The entire Woman and Child program includes a number of specialty clinics and outpatient programs.

All of these clinics are located on the same floor at Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital so women and children can transition easier and faster between services, and health care providers can collaborate on care plans that honour the needs, expectations and beliefs of the entire family.

Pregnancy Assessment Clinic

The Pregnancy Assessment Clinic (PAC) is a specialty obstetrics clinic serving pregnant women with distinct needs during the antepartum period. In the mornings, the clinic will serve pregnant women who experience early pregnancy complications in the first trimester such as bleeding, threatened loss, or missed abortion. Clinic services will provide focused care from obstetrical experts and a series of follow-up appointments to ensure women are supported and do not need to spend prolonged periods of time in the Emergency Department during such challenging times. 

Additionally, the Pregnancy Assessment Clinic will provide scheduled appointments in the afternoons for Non-Stress Tests, Rhogam & Betamethasone injection administration. Patients will experience timely and efficient obstetrical services by an expert team.

Referrals are made to the Pregnancy Assessment Clinic from the Emergency Department at either Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital or Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital after their initial visit as well as from community offices including directly from obstetricians and community family physicians.

Neonatal / Antenatal Consult Clinic

The clinic provides counselling to expectant parents regarding anticipated complications their newborn may encounter at delivery or over the first few weeks of life. Antenatal consultations and follow-up visits are scheduled based on referrals from your primary obstetrical care provider.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic

Women experiencing high-risk pregnancies can receive care at Mackenzie Health’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic, one of just a handful of clinics of its kind in an Ontario community hospital. Previously offered at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, the clinic includes a maternal-fetal medicine physician, neonatologist, geneticist, genetic counsellors and ultrasound technologists, along with a pediatric cardiologist, endocrinologist and internist. Pregnant women and new mothers can also benefit from other specialists, including psychiatrists and urogynecologists specializing in minimally-invasive surgery for the treatment of post-delivery issues.

Consultations at the Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic generally include an assessment of pregnancy risk factors, an ultrasound assessment and other investigations, appropriate referrals (i.e. to other clinics including the fetal cardiology clinic and antenatal clinic) and ongoing fetal surveillance as indicated. You can reach the Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic by calling 905-417-2000 ext. 5451.

Genetics Clinic

The Genetics Clinic at Mackenzie Health offers prenatal and medical genetics services in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, and counseling to individuals of all ages, genders, and their families.

Prenatal screening includes a nuchal translucency (NT) ultrasound and prenatal screening blood work done between 11 and 13.3 weeks.       

Obstetrical Medicine Clinic

Obstetrical medicine consultation appointments are for patients who may have chronic medical conditions or diseases, or for patients who develop medical illness during pregnancy.

Fetal cardiology and echocardiogram

A fetal echocardiogram is an ultrasound performed by the fetal medicine cardiologist using state of the art technology to assess your baby's heart. Not every pregnant patient is required to have this type of ultrasound. A referral from your physician is required to book a fetal echocardiogram appointment.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Clinic

At Mackenzie Health, we offer an RSV Prevention Clinic which provides palivizumab to our most vulnerable babies and children. This specialized clinic is run by our neonatologist and nurse coordinators and is designed to provide timely and reliable access to the immunization.

Neonatal Follow-up Clinic

At Mackenzie Health, the Neonatal Follow-up Clinic provides services to babies who were born prematurely, had low birth weight or require special needs. If your baby requires follow up by a neonatologist after birth, he or she will be referred to a Neonatal Follow-up Clinic. The Neonatal Follow-up Clinic health care team includes a neonatologist or pediatrician, occupational therapist and early interventionist.

Breastfeeding Clinic

At Mackenzie Health, we believe that breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed and nurture a baby. We endorse the World Health Organization and the Canadian Pediatric Society recommendation for exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and continued breastfeeding with the introduction of age appropriate solids, until two years and beyond.

You are invited to join other expectant mothers for a prenatal breastfeeding class specially designed for you! This class will provide you with tips and techniques for effective breastfeeding and an opportunity to ask questions and network with other mothers. For more information about pre and postnatal education.

Often, breastfeeding can be challenging for new mothers. If you require breastfeeding support, even after you have been discharged, Mackenzie Health’s outpatient breastfeeding clinic can help. You can book an appointment by calling 905-417-2000 ext. 5478. You can also contact York Region Public Health to book a free breastfeeding clinic appointment; call Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or visit york.ca/nursechat

Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic

At Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, sick babies and children requiring urgent pediatric consultation can access timely care directly within the hospital’s fourth-floor Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic (PUCC). Here, Mackenzie Health’s specially trained nurses and pediatricians offer fast-track assessment, testing and treatment for young patients referred by their community physician, midwife or the Emergency Department. Children are then either discharged home to follow-up with their pediatrician or admitted to the adjacent Pediatric Inpatient Unit. Designed to help keep young patients out of the busy Emergency Department, the PUCC also provides rapid specialized care for children experiencing pediatric health concerns such as asthma, jaundice and dehydration. The clinic is able to do bloodwork, provide IV rehydration, and can facilitate timely access to medical imaging services including x-rays and ultrasounds. You can reach the Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic by calling 905-417-2000 ext. 5490.