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Referral Criteria:

We Accept Referrals   We Do Not Accept Referrals
From: Physicians

For the following types of patients:
  • Joint problems
  • Vasculitis
  • Connective tissue disease
For the following types of patients:
  • Patients over 15 years of age
  • Pain syndromes
For these patients, please refer to:
  • Adult rheumatologists
  • Pain service

Making a Referral

Mail or fax the referral form to:

Rheumatology Clinic, CHEO
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
Fax: 613-738-4292 (New referrals)

  • Please include with your referral:
    • detailed history of patient symptoms and findings
    • blood work, X-rays, CT scans done in the past 3–6 months.
  • 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.
  • CHEO will phone the patient and family to notify them of their appointment.
  • If the status of your patient changes, it is your responsibility to notify CHEO.

Provide This Information for Patients and Families

  • The Rheumatology Clinic is located in C-1.
  • Bring the following with you to your appointment:
    • health card
    • any medications
    • X-rays
    • shorts and a t-shirt
    • please remove any nail polish prior to the appointment.
  • For more information about your visit to CHEO, please visit Getting to CHEO
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