Richmond Pediatric Team

The Richmond Pediatric Team is made up of nurses, occupational therapists, and a physiotherapist. The goal of the team is to help children living in Richmond to lead active, healthy lives in their school, home and communities. 

We will usually see your child at school where he/she spends most of the day. We may also see your child at home, in the community or at a daycare. 

Nurses provide the following services:

  • Support preschool, daycare and school staff to care for children with health issues such as diabetes and seizures.

  • Train preschool, daycare and school staff how to do blood sugar testing, tube feedings and to use catheters.

Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapist work in partnership with school staff, families and children to provide consultation and training to support these children in school, home and community. 

Physiotherapy serves school-aged children with special needs to achieve optimal independence and to assist them in meeting their educational goals.

The therapist provides consultative service for family members, teachers and teaching assistants to support the student?s participation, inclusion and access to learning opportunities with the goal of achieving the student?s highest level of independent functioning.

The Physiotherapist consults on:  

  • Wheelchairs and other equipment

  • Lifting and transfers

  • Gross motor function e.g. mobility; strength; balance and coordination; participation in physical education and recreation  

  • Accessibility

    The Occupational Therapist consults on:

    • Wheelchairs and other equipment

    • Feeding management

    • Self care e.g. toileting, dressing

    • Special computer technology; fine motor skills such as printing and cutting 

    • Accessibility

    Is there a cost? 

    There is no cost to families accessing the services of the Richmond Pediatric Team. There may be costs for medical supplies and equipment if a family is not covered by the BC Medical Plan or other government programs.

    How do I access the Richmond Pediatric Team?

    • Nursing services - Anyone can refer a child to Nursing Support Services by calling us directly. Our contact information is available under the link below. 

    • Physio and Occupational Therapy - We accept referrals from health care providers, families and schools. Referrals can be made by calling us directly. Our contact information is available under the link below.

    8100 Granville Avenue
    Richmond, BC
    V6Y 3T6
    Phone: (604) 233-3150
    Fax: (604) 233-3198

    Hours of operation

    Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Services provided Monday - Friday, variable hours

    Referral

    Referrals are screened and prioritized. Children with high physical needs, such as those requiring equipment, are automatically accepted. All other referrals will be placed on a waitlist until a therapist can see your child.

    Eligibility

    ?Contact Richmond Public Health to learn about accessing these services. A health care professional will discuss the child's needs, eligibility and the referral process.

    Nurses support children ages 0 to 19 years.

    Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy services see school aged children from 5 to 19 years.

    Resources

    Physiotherapy and occupational therapy services for children under age 5 are available through the BC Centre for Ability.
    Richmond Centre for Ability
    Richmond School District
    Richmond Socurty for Community Living
    SUCCESS