Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) offers specialized pediatric care to our youngest patients and their families – ensuring they receive access to high quality patient care close to home. We have a dedicated inpatient unit (A6) for pediatric patients and also offer a pediatric outpatient (POP) clinic which sees children aged 0-18 years old and services the areas of Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Northumberland. The clinic’s healthcare team works in collaboration with our community partners and Sick Kids Hospital.

It can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Read our guide on when to consider taking your child to the Emergency Department. 

The services provided include:

If you have a child under the age of 18 and do not have a family practitioner, there is another option. The POP clinic is a nurse practitioner-led clinic with pediatrician support that provides urgent care for children under the age of 18. The POP clinic offers same-day booked appointment only from Monday to Friday.

Call 705-740-8055 after 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday to book a same-day appointment. A Nurse Practitioner will assess your child over the phone and inform you of next steps. Advance bookings for later dates will not be accepted.

Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed: Saturday and Sundays and all statutory holidays.

Personal Health Improvement Team (PHIT) is a pediatric outpatient program for children, youth and families who have been diagnosed by their physician with weight related complications/obesity. Through PHIT, families have access to a team of specialists including a pediatrician, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, dietitian, psychological associate, social worker and fitness specialist. The program provides comprehensive assessment, ongoing medical monitoring, physical activity, skill building and family interventions in individual and group settings. PHIT supports children, youth and families of all shapes and sizes to develop their own eating and physical activity habits which are sustainable, healthy and connected to their communities.

This clinic gives families an opportunity to be discharged from the Emergency Department (ED) with timely follow up with a specialized pediatric team.

Provides families with newborns the ability to leave the hospital faster. Families can return to this clinic to see a pediatric nurse practitioner, and lactation consultant.

Treats families with premature babies for (up to) two (2) years to ensure the infant/child is meeting developmental milestones. This healthcare team includes a nurse practitioner, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, and physiotherapist. The team collaborates with Five Counties Children’s Centre.

PRHC’s POGO clinic in collaboration with SickKids Hospital and Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) offers access to specialized pediatric cancer care closer to home. Find more information here. 

For children 18 years old and under with Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes. The clinic operates 3.5 days/week. Find more information here. 

For children age 14 to 18 who are seen at the Pediatric Diabetes clinic for Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, but are now old enough to transition from a pediatric to adult diabetes clinic. The transition clinic focuses on patient education and giving patients the skills they need to self-manage and control their diabetes.

Under the direction of Dr. McReelis and Dr. Yeung, this clinic provides infants at high risk of retinopathy with access to high quality care closer to home.


The pediatric outpatient (POP) clinic is led by a specialized interprofessional pediatric team, including:

  • Nurse Practitioner

  • Registered Nurse (RN)

  • Pediatricians

  • Dietician

  • Lactation Consultant


A family physician or nurse practitioner referral is required for the POP Clinic. POP will accept referrals from Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton, Campbellford and Cobourg. Please complete the referral form and fax to 705-740-8004.