Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre

Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre exterior

Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC), a site of McMaster Children’s Hospital, is home to a range of outpatient services focused on child rehabilitation and developmental health.

Located in Hamilton’s urban centre, RJCHC serves families living in the local community and throughout the region. It hosts Canada’s largest prosthetics and orthotics program, which serves both children and adults across the country. The building itself was purposefully constructed to provide a welcoming, nurturing space for patients and their families and has received awards for its unique, environmentally-friendly design.

Wayfinding:

  • Centralized Registration and Scheduling: Turn right upon entering
  • Sunnyside Café: Turn right upon entering
  • Parking Machine and ATM: To the left of the front doors
  • Family Resource Centre (FRC): Straight through front doors to the back of building
  • Teen Lounge: Straight through front doors to the back of the building
  • Playground (open spring to fall): Head straight through front doors, through the doors located at the back of the building
  • First Floor Conference Room: Head towards the back of the building and turn right

How to Get Here

From Toronto

  • Take Queen Elizabeth Way to Highway 403 West (to Hamilton).
  • Take the Main Street East exit. Continue on Main Street to Victoria Avenue.
  • Turn left on Victoria Avenue.
  • Continue on Victoria Avenue and turn left at Birge Street.
  • Turn left onto Wellington Street.
  • The Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre is on the right. For short term drop off and pick up, of less than 20 minutes, enter off of Wellington Street. For long term parking, enter off of either Wellington Street or from the north side of Barton Street.

From Niagara Region

  • Take the QEW towards Hamilton.
  • Take the Nikola Tesla Boulevard (formally Burlington Street East) exit (exit 90).
  • Continue on Nikola Tesla Blvd/Burlington Street East.
  • Turn left onto Wellington Street North
  • The Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre is on the right. For short term drop off and pick up, of less than 20 minutes, enter off of Wellington Street. For long term parking, enter off of either
  • Wellington Street or from the north side of Barton Street.

From the Hamilton Mountain

  • Take the Clairmount Access straight onto Victoria Avenue.
  • Continue on Victoria Avenue, past Barton Street.
  • Turn left onto Birge Street.
  • Turn left onto Wellington Street.
  • The Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre is on the right. For short term drop off and pick up, of less than 20 minutes, enter off of Wellington Street. For long term parking, enter off of either Wellington Street or from the north side of Barton Street.

Public Transit

The primary Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) bus route that services this area is the 2 – Barton, which stops at Barton at Ferguson.
For information on Bus Routes and Schedules please visit https://www.hamilton.ca/hsr-bus-schedules-fares/schedule-routes-maps.

Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre exterior

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Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre exterior

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Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre exterior

Caring for a family with complex needs

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Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre exterior

Introducing... a prosthetics and orthotics program volunteer

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Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre exterior

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