We are committed to creating a world of possibility for kids and youth with disabilities and we know that the programs and services available to children and youth with disabilities are critical to supporting them achieve their personalized goals.
To better support our clients and families through the COVID-19 pandemic, we have expanded our virtual programming to break down barriers to accessing our life-enhancing care and programming.
We are committed to continuing to provide access to these services in a virtual environment where we can. Virtual appointments are available for a number of our outpatient clinics, including:
- Orthotics and prosthetics follow-up appointments
- Autism assessments, occupational therapy and social work services
- Spina bifida and spinal cord clinic
- Cleft lip and palate clinic
- Early concussion clinic care
To learn whether your clinic is offering virtual care, explore our Programs and Services directory or contact the HB Info Line (416-400-8876) between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday to Friday. Please note that physician referrals are required to access some services.
While most of our programs and services have moved to a virtual environment at this time, we continue to see clients requiring urgent services in our Pediatric Dentistry clinic, as well as Orthotics and Prosthetics. If you have an urgent need, please contact the clinic directly and a team member will get back to you as soon as possible.
We are now offering critical life skills development programming for youth virtually. Many of our Transitions to Adulthood programs help to prepare our youth and young adult clients for meaningful and healthy lives beyond Holland Bloorview.
Current Transitions to Adulthood virtual programming includes:
- Transitions Pop-ups
- LIFEspan clinic
- Employment Participation Pathways
- 1:1 Transition consultations and group programming
- Virtual hangouts & Friendship Groups
Learn more about our virtual Transitions to Adulthood programs including registration details.
To help our clients and families stay connected to our community, we continue to host a number of events. From virtual concerts, paper work parties and solution–focused coaching, we offer an array of programming to keep all clients and families engaged and supported during this time.
Visit our Events page to stay up-to-date on our virtual events.
To support healthcare providers in their journey to delivering optimal virtual care, we have assembled a number of resources containing considerations and best practices.
Check out the HB Virtual: Resources page to help maximize your virtual appointments.
Understanding Virtual Care: A Resource for Clients and Families
Health care delivery for clients and families can occur in many different ways. Virtual care is one example of how you or your child may participate in care.
Whether you receive care in person or virtually, all care practices are held to the same quality and standard of care as other health services provided by the hospital.
In this resource you will:
- Learn about virtual care and its benefits
- Hear from families about their experience with virtual care
- Find tips to help you decide when virtual care is right for you or your child
- Understand what to expect from different types of virtual care visits
- Hear from clinicians about when it is appropriate to have a virtual care visit