Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic

The Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinic is located in The Centre for Child and Youth Digestive Health (CCYDC) at McMaster Children’s Hospital. The centre cares for approximately 350 children and teens up with IBD up to age 18 from our region, Care is provided by multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, a nurse practitioner, social worker, child life and dietitian. Patients suspected of IBD are expedited at referral so that treatment can begin quickly. Treatment modalities include nutritional therapy and the most effective pharmaceuticals. Patients are seen regularly for health maintenance rather than disease management to maximize healthy personal development and educational achievement. As a member of the CidsCaNN National pediatric IBD Network, McMaster participates in national programs to develop the most advanced and effective treatments. The robust Adult GI Program at the McMaster site assures strong support services and a smooth transition to adult care.

For more information, visit the Gastroenterology and Nutrition Clinic page for patients and families.

Patients/Conditions To Refer

Children and Youth suspected of having Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease (Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases)


IBD Patient Brochure (Pdf)8

IBD Flare – What to Eat (MCH-HHS Hub)

Referral & Contact Information


Phone: 905-521-5013, Press 1

Pediatric Gastroenterology Recommended Workup Prior to Referral

Download referral form and fax to 905-521-2627.

Assessment Options

  • In-person visits
  • Virtual consultations

Estimated Wait Times

Children and Teens with suspected IBD will receive an expedited evaluation