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    COVID-19 @ Connected Care

    Do you have a question about COVID-19 testing, health assessment or back to school for children in the community?

    Connected Care is extending services to offer virtual consultation for health-care providers in the community who have had questions about COVID-19

    Consult Connected Care with your non-urgent questions if you are working with children, youth and their families from settings such as community hospitals, COVID-19 assessment centres, pharmacies, congregate settings and shelter sites.

    How do I reach COVID-19 @ Connected Care?

    Nurses: Log into Connected Care Live for real-time responses (Click on the "Connected Care Live" button on the top right).

    Other Providers: email for responses within 24h

    • Include: Name, Role, Organization, Public Health Region in your inquiry

    COVID-19 Webinars

    Do you or your community have questions for SickKids about COVID-19 that may be answered in a webinar?
    Submit your requests to

    For Urgent Paediatric Medicine Consults: please contact us through SickKids locating 416-813-7500 and by day: ask to speak with Dr. Jenny Smith or Dr. Julia Orkin (General paediatrics).

    In case of emergency, do not hesitate to send the child/family to SickKids Emergency Department, and to promote situational awareness re: COVID 19 status or other high risk, please call 416-813-5807 and ask to speak with the Charge Nurse or a Physician. 

    Paediatric Clinical Assessment Tool

    From medical risk factors section: 

    Medical risk factors, relevant to paediatric assessment:

    • Diabetes
    • CKD
    • Hypertension
    • Liver disease
    • Malignancy
    • Autoimmune/Immunosuppressed
    • Prematurity (specify GA and any related complications, chronic lung disease)
    • f
    • Medical complexity (neurologically impaired, developmental delay, underlying genetic condition, technology dependent)
    • Congenital heart disease
    • Other chronic lung diseases (in addition to asthma)
    • IBD (but may be captured by the ‘immunosuppressed’ option they have if on steroids for treatment of the IBD)
    • Obesity
    • Any other medical condition

    Contextual Risk Factors:

    • Recent travel
    • Known Contact
    • Childcare / school
    • Underhoused
    • Financial difficulty
    • Lack of food
    • Mental Health history (in patient / family)
    • Children’s Aid Society involvement
    • Newcomer status
    • Other identified stressors/challenges


    In addition to symptoms listed:

    • Chills/Rigors
    • Chest pain
    • Wheezing
    • Abdominal pain
    • Nausea/vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Headache
    • Depression/anxiety
    • Feeding difficulty


    In addition:

    If available, weight

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