Where to Refer a Child

 

WHY WHERE
FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPEECH AND LANGUAGE

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION (OPHI)

Families can call OPHI at 613-580-6744 or 613-PARENTS to speak to a qualified nurse who can help them access information about online booking, speech and language strategies and other early years services and agencies.

FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DELAYS ONLY:

FIRST WORDS PRESCHOOL SPEECH & LANGUAGE PROGRAM

  • Direct Referral to First Words Intake Office at CHEO:
    • Call: 613-737-7600 ext. 2500
    • Fax: 613-738-4893
  • First Words Communication Checkup online screening tool
FOR BOTH SPEECH & LANGUAGE AND DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS (e.g. social, play, motor skills)

OTTAWA CHILDREN’S TREATMENT CENTRE (OCTC)

FOR HEARING CONCERNS

EASTERN ONTARIO INFANT HEARING PROGRAM

  • Child up to 2 years of age with a hearing impairment or concern (except otitis media)
  • Call: 613-688-3979 or 1-866-432-7447
  • Fax : 613-820-7427

Child over 2 years of age with a hearing impairment

CHEO AUDIOLOGY CLINICS

  • Call: 613-737-7600
  • Fax : 613-738-4236

COMMUNITY AUDIOLOGY CLINICS

Consult the yellow pages.