Important information on COVID-19 / Renseignements importants sur la COVID-19!

We are asking all patients and visitors coming to HSN to please wear a mask as an added step to reduce the spread of germs and protect vulnerable patients. Handmade masks are acceptable as are those available at retailers in our community. Patients will still be seen in our Emergency Department, regardless if they are wearing a mask. Patients going for a procedure where they must remove their mask will be asked to store it with their personal items.

Before coming to the hospital, please check our COVID-19 info page for updates.

    Allergy Clinic

    NEO Kids is proud to sponsor a pediatric allergy clinic that provides allergy testing and follow up for such conditions (or suspected conditions) as:

    • food allergies/intolerances
    • environmental allergies
    • drug allergies
    • insect sting concerns
    • questions of recurrent infections or concerns about immunodeficiency
    • asthma
    • eczema
    • hives
    • angioedema
    • anaphylaxis
    • penicillin challenges

    What to Expect

    Clinics are held throughout the year and are led by Dr. Amy Blair, a Toronto-based Pediatrician who specializes in allergy and clinical immunology. Please make sure your child does not take their prescribed allergy medications for 72 hours prior to their appointment.

    Skin prick testing is frequently used in diagnosis.  Positive results indicate the possibility that the patient may have a clinical reaction to that particular food.

    Blood testing can also be used to determine the likelihood of a child reacting during an oral food challenge.

    Based on the results of skin prick testing and blood work, an oral food challenge is then the gold standard to diagnose or rule out a food allergy.


    Referrals are only accepted by Pediatricians for the Visiting Allergy Clinic.  If you feel your child requires assistance with possible allergies, please have your Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner refer your child to a NEO Kids Pediatrician at the Kids Care Centre by clicking HERE.

    The Pediatrician will determine whether or not the child requires a visit to our Visiting Allergy Clinic for possible allergy testing.

    Contact Information

    NEO Kids Pediatric ACU
    705-523-7120 ext. 3508 or 3545

    For more information on the Allergy Clinic, please email

    For information on the status of your referral, please email