Children's Outpatient Clinic (COPC)

The Children’s Outpatient Clinic at KHSC’s Hotel Dieu Hospital site serves patients from birth until their 18th birthday. COPC is home to both booked specialty pediatric clinics and an Urgent Care Clinic for pediatric patients who may require care that can’t wait for an appointment with their family doctor.  If your child requires immediate care for a serious illness, major trauma or other medical emergency, please take them to the Emergency Department at our KGH site.

COPC Urgent Care Centre

Monday - Friday 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The clinic will open at 9:00 a.m., and close when the maximum number of patients has been registered, or at the standard closing time of 4:00 p.m., whichever comes first.

Help us reserve urgent care for those whose health concerns need to be addressed within 24 hours. If your child’s health concern is not urgent, please seek alternate care options, such as:

If your child is in urgent need of care and needs to be seen within 24 hours, please bring them to the COPC.

Here are some examples of what can be considered an urgent care need:

  • Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea that has lasted for more than 2 days
  • Breathing troubles (more frequent puffer use, concerns of asthma, croup)
  • Fever with infectious symptoms (eg: ear infections, sore throat, cough, congestion) that persist for more than 2 days (Note: any fever in an infant 2 months or less should be seen)
  • Injuries like sprains, strains, or concern of broken bones
  • Rash (infectious, eczema, allergic)
  • Dehydration (less than 4 wet diapers in 24 hours)
  • Symptoms of concussion
  • Persistent headache that is not responding to initial home treatments

Specialty Clinics at COPC

Our specialty clinics are open Monday to Friday by appointment only. These clinics include care for:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Newborn Screening
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes
  • Orthopedics
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • General Pediatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Urology
  • Dermatology
  • Asthma

If you are coming to one of these special clinics, please remember to bring the following:

  • Your appointment slip which includes the time and date of your appointment
  • Your Health Card, also known as your OHIP card
  • A complete and up-to-date list of your current medications provided to you by your pharmacist, or all of the medications you are currently taking, in their original drugstore container. This includes insulin, inhalers, any prescribed creams or eye drops as well as any non-prescription medications or supplements such as herbals and vitamins

You are also welcome to bring a family member or friend for support or personal assistance and they are welcome to attend your clinic visit with you if you wish. You may also bring a snack in case your clinic appointment is delayed or runs late.


If you need to check your appointment time, re-schedule your appointment or cancel your appointment time, please call us using the number on your appointment slip.

If you have lost your appointment slip, please call 613-548-2342, or our toll-free number at 1-855-851-3490.

Please note, Patients must be referred to this service by a doctor or other healthcare professional.

Information Resources for You

Here is more information about pre-surgical screening.

Here is more information about Social Work Counseling, Support, and Resources.

Here is more information about pediatric upper endoscopy.

Here is more information about sedation for children.

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