2G Clinic, McMaster Children's Hospital
Phone: (905) 521-2100, ext. 78517 (clinic).
Fax: (905) 521-5056
Conditions We Treat:
Our team provides comprehensive diagnostic services and management for children with acute and chronic Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases, including Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Scleroderma, Inflammatory Brain Diseases, and Autoinflammatory Diseases.
The hospital is located at 1200 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5.
2G Clinic, McMaster Children's Hospital 2nd floor red (behind information desk)
What Happens When We Arrive?
When you arrive to the clinic please check in with the Business clerk at the reception desk. The business clerk will let the team know that you have arrived.
Staff will do their best to make sure you are seen at your appointment time. If you feel you have been waiting a long time please speak with a business clerk at the reception desk.
Referrals should be faxed directly to the clinic at 905-521-5056.
Referring physicians should contact the consultant physicians directly in the event of an urgent referral at 905-521-2100 ext. 75382.
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. , 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Changing Your Appointment:
Please contact the 2G clinic at 905-521-2100 ext. 78517 as soon as possible, if you need to change or cancel your child's appointment
If the patient is ill with any antibiotic resistant organism, MRSA, a communicable disease (such as chicken pox) or a respiratory infection, please call prior to your visit to notify the clinic.
What Should You Bring to the Clinic?
Shorts for the child to change into in order to assist the examination process.
Health Card for your child - the Ministry of Health requires us to validate your health card at every visit.
Any x-rays, letters, or bloodwork
Any notes or questions that you may have
Information on any prescribed medications
Immunization record (Yellow card)
Pediatric Rheumatologist - Dr. Michelle Batthish
Pediatric Rheumatologist - Dr. Tania Cellucci
Adult Rheumatologist - Dr. Maggie Larché
Adult Rheumatologist - Dr. Mark Matsos
Nurse - Debbie Poppa
Physiotherapist - Julie Herrington (Arthritis Society), Jennifer Zuccolo
Dietician - Rachel Freeman
Child Life Specialist - Heather McKean
Social Worker - Jennifer Thomas
Our team also includes:
A registered nurse provides nursing care and teaching, and co-ordinates your care including scheduled tests and procedures.
The social worker can help you cope with illness and being in the hospital, through counselling, support groups, access to financial help and referrals for other services.
Child Life Specialist: Child Life Specialists work with our younger patients, as well as with children and teens who are having a difficult time coping with their illness.
Our philosophy is family-centered care. We strive to provide the best care possible.
Resources For Patients and Families
Helping Hands: Self Management Guide for Patients with JIA
Teens Taking Charge