PRAC for Health Care Providers

Making a Referral

The Paediatric Rapid Assessment Clinic (PRAC) at Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) provides infants and children, aged 0 – 17 years timely access to clinicians who specialize in paediatric care. 

Patients will be seen within 72 hours of referral, Monday to Friday from 1-4 p.m.

Referrals can be made by doctors, JBH nurses, midwives and Emergency Department (JBH or Other)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Infants and children age 0-17 years
  • Follow up / consultation required 72 hours (urgent/semi-urgent)
  • Antenatal consult

Exclusion Criteria

  • Acutely unwell infants or children
  • Mental health, behaviour and developmental conditions
  • Children requiring routine outpatient services for chronic conditions
    Note: we can assess or chronic issues but this clinic will not provide ongoing follow up. (eg. Will see a child with acute asthma exacerbation but not provide long term asthma management)
  • Surgical consults
  • Primary care
Note to referring Health care providers:
  1. All referrals must be made using the PRAC Referral Form.
  2. All referrals must be labelled as: urgent (<24 hours); semi-urgent (, 48 hrs) and non-urgent (up to 72 hours).
  3. Please attach all relevant lab testing, diagnostic imaging, and other investigations as necessary.
  4. Please complete the referral form fully to ensure we have all the information needed to make an appointment and arrange assessments. (correct phone number is needed)
  5. Incomplete or illegible referral forms will be returned without being processed.
  6. Please provide your patient with the PARENT/CAREGIVER INFORMATION sheet included with referral form.
  7. The referring Health Care Provider remains responsible for the patient until they are assessed in the clinic. Joseph Brant Hospital cannot accept responsibility until the patient is assessed.

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