General and Community Pediatrics

Bonnieca Islam
Johanson (left), his mother Hopanda and brother Johannis attend an appointment with pediatrician Bonnieca Islam, an associate teaching clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Click on the photo to learn more.

The Division of General Pediatrics consists of a strong community of pediatricians involved in providing teaching to medical students and pediatric residents, as well as providing primary and consultative care for children. Many provide outreach services to rural communities and urban, non-hospital children's services.

In addition to private pediatric practices, there are five regional clinic sites offering additional multidisciplinary programs.

The Edmonton Oilers Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic at the Stollery Children's Hospital

The Edmonton Oilers Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic at the Stollery Children's Hospital is a teaching clinic that concentrates on the chronic and complex medical needs of children and provides medical care for children and adolescents up to the age of 16 with acute and/or chronic medical problems. Pediatricians, medical students, pediatric residents, nurses, dieticians and social workers at the clinic provide consultation services to other physicians, as well as information and support for parents. Development of a program for adolescent services is currently underway.

Northeast Community Health Centre

This is a community health centre located in Northeast Edmonton. It provides medical services through Alberta Health Services, including a 24/7 emergency department.

Pediatric services and programs at the community health centre include: child and adolescent health; community child health clinics; children's asthma clinic; drop-in for new mothers, families and infants; new mom's network, Healthy Beginnings Postpartum Program, school health services.

Visit the Northeast Community Health Centre website

Royal Alexandra Hospital Child Health Ambulatory Clinic

The Child Health Ambulatory Clinic at the Royal Alexandra Hospital is a general pediatric clinic; however, it has recently been expanded to include services in international and special needs adoption, foster care assessments and support of medical needs for children in foster care, asthma education, nutrition, breastfeeding and pediatric urology.

Misericordia Community Hospital Child Health Clinic

The Child Health Clinic at the Misericordia Community Hospital is a teaching clinic that has established a national reputation for its community pediatric programs. These include a pediatric environmental health specialty unit, asthma education, breastfeeding, behaviour assessment, obesity and enuresis clinics. Working closely with acute care centres, the Child Health Clinic's multidisciplinary team helps children make the transition back into the community.

Grey Nuns Community Hospital

The Grey Nuns Community Hospital, like other facilities, relies on the support of community general pediatricians in caring for newborn babies, both in the case room and in the hospital nurseries. These pediatricians provide support for approximately 6,000 newborns as well as clinics in support of breastfeeding, general pediatrics, assessment of gastrointestinal diseases, sleep disorders, level 2 community pediatric asthma clinics and neurodevelopment and mental health services in an ambulatory setting.

Outreach learning opportunities are available in smaller centres in Northern Alberta.

More stories about general and community pediatrics

Northern exposure

Stepping out of the hospital

Teaming up with the community


General Pediatrics Residency Program

Division members

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