Infant Preschool Clinic
The Infant Preschool Clinic is a group of community agencies all involved in early identification and intervention. Together, the Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre (CT CTC), the Cochrane Temiskaming Resource Centre (CTRC), the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) and North Eastern Ontario Family and Children’s Services (NEOFACS) hold regular clinics to screen children from birth up to their 5th birthday.
At this clinic, the child is seen by professionals who are experienced in working with children. The Infant Preschool Clinic team is comprised of a physiotherapist, a speech-language pathologist, a developmental consultant, an occupational therapist, and a mental health worker. The child sees one or all of these professionals depending on the concerns reported at the time of the referral.
The Orthotics Clinic is offered monthly to children receiving physiotherapy services through the Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre and who require the application of orthoses. An orthosis is an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system. The clinic is provided by Nipissing Orthopaedic Laboratory Inc., by Certified Orthotist Marc Tessier.
Complex Care Clinic
The Complex Care Clinic is offered four times a year in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), the Timmins and District Hospital and the North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN). Its aims to:
- Improve patient and family experience and health outcomes of children with medical fragility and technology dependency.
- Build capacity and expertise within the community through the provision of specialized complex care services for children and their families.
- Optimize system resources by coordinating and standardizing care delivery and services across the continuum of health.