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HIV Program

Referral Criteria:

We Accept Referrals   We Do Not Accept Referrals
From: Physicians, Pediatricians, Nurse Practitioners and Public Health

For the following types of patients:
  • HIV positive and HIV exposure
  • Prenatal HIV counselling
  • HIV pre- and post-test counselling
  • Sexual assault
  • Needle-stick injury

For the following types of patients:
  • Rule out immune deficiency
  • Rule out hepatitis B or C
For these patients, please refer to:

Making a Referral

Mail or fax the referral form to:

HIV Program, CHEO
Room 3035A
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
Fax: 613-738-4832

  • Please include with your referral:
    • HIV results
    • blood work, X rays, CT scan
    • growth chart
    • disclosure status
    • social support information.
    • language spoken and country of origin.
  • Please indicate on the referral if an interpreter is required and for which language if not English or French.
  • Once the referral has been received, reviewed and triaged, an appointment will be booked with our multi-disciplinary team within 24–48 hours of receiving the referral.
  • The patient and family will be notified directly with their appointment time. Please include name and phone number of contact person.
  • You may call 613-737-7600 x 2651 to discuss the referral or the urgency of the consultation.
  • If the status of your patient changes, it is your responsibility to notify CHEO.

Provide This Information for Patients and Families

  • Bring the following with you to your appointment:
    • health card
    • any medications
    • immigration papers
    • Ontario Drug Benefits (ODB) card.
  • For more information about your visit to CHEO, please visit
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