Nutrition Counselling - Pediatric   at
Alberta Children's Hospital
Connect Care Specialty: Nutrition
Connect Care Department: CGY ACH PED NUTRITION
Estimated time to routine appointment: Within 1 month
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
SERVICE DESCRIPTION
A registered dietitian, specializing in clinical pediatrics, develops a comprehensive nutrition care plan together with clients and provides follow up.Services provided for:
  • optimizing growth
  • allergy and food intolerances
  • iron deficiency anemia
  • inappropriate diets for age
  • eating and feeding difficulties
  • nutrient deficiencies secondary to restricted diets
A registered dietitian, specializing in clinical pediatrics, develops a comprehensive nutrition care plan together with clients and provides follow up.Services provided for:
  • optimizing growth
  • allergy and food intolerances
  • iron deficiency anemia
  • inappropriate diets for age
  • eating and feeding difficulties
  • nutrient deficiencies secondary to restricted diets
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Fax completed referral form. Please write down everything your child eats and drinks for 3 days and bring this record to your appointment with the dietitian.

PLEASE NOTE: A growth chart is required with ALL referrals.

For clients with the following concerns, contact the corresponding program/service below:
  • General Infant Nutrition & Feeding;
    • Health Link @ 811
  • 0 - 12 Months General Infant Nutrition & Feeding;
  • 1 - 5 Years Toddler Nutrition & Feeding Challenges;
  • Weight Management - Pediatric Services;
Fax completed referral form. Please write down everything your child eats and drinks for 3 days and bring this record to your appointment with the dietitian.

PLEASE NOTE: A growth chart is required with ALL referrals.

For clients with the following concerns, contact the corresponding program/service below:
  • General Infant Nutrition & Feeding;
    • Health Link @ 811
  • 0 - 12 Months General Infant Nutrition & Feeding;
  • 1 - 5 Years Toddler Nutrition & Feeding Challenges;
  • Weight Management - Pediatric Services;
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Referrals are triaged and urgency assigned by Registered Dietician.
Please indicate urgent on referral form
Referrals are triaged and urgency assigned by Registered Dietician.
Please indicate urgent on referral form
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Please direct patients to the nearest Emergency Department or Urgent Care Facility
Please direct patients to the nearest Emergency Department or Urgent Care Facility
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
18 years and younger
18 years and younger
COMMUNICATION PROCESS
  • Communication of referral receipt to referral source will occur within 7 calendar days.
  • Communication of appointment details or wait list status to patient and referral source will occur within 14 calendar days.
  • Communication of initial appointment outcomes to referral source will occur within 30 calendar days.
 
PHONE
403-955-7294
FAX
403-476-9621
LINKED SPECIALISTS
CLICK + TO VIEW REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Routine Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Timing
Additional Details
Nutritional education
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month

Indicate any limitations (physical/learning/language)
 
Current

Weight (kg)
 
Current

BMI
 
Current

Height/Length (cm)
 
Current

Weight-for-length Percentile (birth - 24 months)
 
If applicable

BMI-for-age Percentile (2 - 17 years)
 
If applicable

Growth chart
 
Current

Describe any;*food allergy(ies) or intolerance impacting diet adequacy*iron deficiency anemia*inappropriate diet for age (e.g. delayed texture progression)*feeding difficulties/caregiver education*restricted diet resulting in nutrient deficiencies (e.g. vegan, picky eating)
 
Current

Weight decreased
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month

Indicate any limitations (physical/learning/language)
 
Current

Weight (kg)
 
Current

BMI
 
Current

Height/Length (cm)
 
Current

Weight-for-length Percentile (birth - 24 months)
 
If applicable

BMI-for-age Percentile (2 - 17 years)
 
If applicable

Growth chart
 
Current

Indicate if;*downward shift in growth pattern (e.g. sharp decline, movement across percentiles nearing the 3rd percentile or growth line is flat)*below 3rd percentile Weight-for-length (birth - 24 months)*below 3rd percentile BMI-for-age Percentile (2 - 17 years)
 
Current

Weight increased
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month

Indicate any limitations (physical/learning/language)
 
Current

Weight (kg)
 
Current

BMI
 
Current

Height/Length (cm)
 
Current

Weight-for-length Percentile (birth - 24 months)
 
If applicable

BMI-for-age Percentile (2 - 17 years)
 
If applicable

Growth chart
 
Current

Indicate if;*upward shift in growth pattern (e.g. sharp incline or movement across percentiles or nearing 85th percentile BMI-for-age/weight for length on the WHO Set 2 Growth Chart. On CPEG Growth Chart nearing the 90th percentile weight for length.)*above 85th percentile Weight-for-length on WHO Set 2 Growth Chart or 90th percentile on CPEG Growth Chart (birth - 24 months)
 
Current
PATIENT APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
Missed appointments are minimized by requiring a re-referral after two missed appointments. (ACH Outpatient Principle in Practice, 6.8)
Missed appointments are minimized by requiring a re-referral after two missed appointments. (ACH Outpatient Principle in Practice, 6.8)
 
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
   
 
ADDRESS
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary Alberta
T3B 6A8
PATIENT APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS
 
DIRECTIONS
Located on the corner of 24 Avenue NW and West Campus Drive NW 
Located on the corner of 24 Avenue NW and West Campus Drive NW 
 
PHONE
403-955-7294
 
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers, including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities.
Paystations accept Canadian coins, Canadian bills or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express).
Parking Office and Kiosk accept payment by cash, credit card, debit or cheque.
Rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers, including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities.
Paystations accept Canadian coins, Canadian bills or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express).
Parking Office and Kiosk accept payment by cash, credit card, debit or cheque.
 
EMAIL
VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
 
 
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

Main entrance

Lifts accessible onsite


The primary purpose of the All Locations list is to let the user easily access any location of a healthcare service without going back to the main search screen.

The locations listed have 3 background colors:
  • Green means the healthcare service@location has referral information attached to it.
  • Brown means the healthcare service@location never had referral information attached to it, or it has unpublished referral information.
  • Red means
    • IA changed the healthcare service@location's status to something other than Current
    • It was deleted if it is an ARD healthcare service@location.
Green  and Brown are always at the top of the list. These are the Healthcare Service@Locations with the status of Current.
The Red list at the bottom consists of non-current Healthcare Service@locations that once had Published referral information in the ARD.
If the referral information was never published in ARD the Healthcare Service@location will not show in the Red list.

The secondary purpose of the All Locations list is to allow ARD Administrators to recover (copy) referral information from the non-current Healthcare Service@Locations to ones that are current.

Common Scenario:
A Healthcare Service moves from one location to another. In this case the IA Healthcare Service@Location record will be made defunct (non-current) and a new Healthcare Service@Location record will be created with a current status. In this scenario the captured referral guidelines in ARD can become "orphaned" as they are not attached to any current IA healthcare service.

Categories of non-current or orphaned referral guidelines: INDIVIDUAL and COMMON.
The REFERRAL GUIDELINES section of the profile has the prefix INDIVIDUAL or COMMON to help you choose the method below when transferring referral guidelines from a non-current Healthcare Service@Location to a current healthcare service@location.

Individual referral process
  1. Click on a non-current (Red) Healthcare Service@Location at the bottom of the All Locations list.
  2. The non-current referral info is displayed with the link Copy this Referral Process to another Healthcare Service@Location link on the upper right hand corner. Click on the copy link.
  3. Choose a current location (Green or Brown) from the All Locations list. This will be the Healthcare Service@Location you are pasting the referral info into.
  4. The system will display the Edit Referral Info screen populated with the referral info from the non-current Healthcare Service@Location you viewed in the first step.
  5. Click Save and the referral info is transferred from the non-current Healthcare Service@Location to the current one.
  6. Repeat these steps for each Healthcare Service@Location that needs attention.

Common referral process - 2 sub cases.
Case 1: At least 1 current Healthcare Service@Location with common referral info is with current status for this healthcare service; One or more Healthcare Healthcare Service@Locations where replaced by new one.
  1. Click on any current Healthcare Service@Location whether it has referral info (Green) or not (Brown).
  2. The healthcare service location opens in the Edit Referral Info screen populated with the current common referral info.
  3. Save it. 
  4. All locations will be updated with the common referral information, including all the locations that don't have referral info yet (Brown). The non-current referrals (Red) will also be updated.
Case 2:  All Healthcare Healthcare Service@Locations for a healthcare service are set to a non-current status and replaced by new ones. In this case there is no current additional referral info to copy from, so the only alternative is to pick up the non-current common referral process (Red). Follow the steps described in the section Individual Referral Process above to copy/paste the non-current common referral info to the current healthcare service locations.
Generally we want to replicate current common referral info to new or replaced healthcare service locations. We only resort to copying non-current common referral info if there is no other option.

Remember: Some fields can be location specific with the common referral process:
Parking Instructions, Directions, Parking Map, Wait Time, Referral Phone or Referral Fax.
To update these items you have to edit each Healthcare Service@Location separately.

ADDITONAL NOTES:
  • The info icon after the All Locations drop down will be visible to ARD Administrators.
  • The system doesn't allow you to copy referral information from one non-current Healthcare Service@Location to another.

 

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