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Child & Adult Assessment

We assist individuals and their families through the process of identifying a genetic diagnosis.  We provide information and support to help them cope and decide on the best course of care for themselves or their family.
About our service

Children and adults may be referred for genetic assessment and counselling for a variety of reasons:

  • Evaluation and diagnosis of genetic conditions.
  • Parent(s) who have had a previous pregnancy or child with a birth defect, developmental delay or a known or suspected genetic condition. 
  • A family history of a birth defect or a known or suspected genetic condition.

We prefer to provide in person appointments whenever possible; however, appointments by videoconference may be available in certain circumstances.

We also provide outreach services to Prince George and the Thompson/Okanagan region several times a year. 
Your appointment

You may have received a medical and family history questionnaire upon your referral.  Please complete and submit this prior to your appointment. If you need another copy, please select the appropriate form below:

New Child Assessment

New Adult Assessment

Previously seen Child Assessment

Previously seen Adult Assessment

Please plan to arrive early to allow time for parking, locating our clinic and registration.  If requested by your referring health care provider, an interpreter may be arranged. 

Please check-in with our receptionist and have ready:

  • Care Card or other health care coverage and picture ID for yourself and each individual participating in the appointment
  • Your current address and phone numbers
  • Names of your family doctor and other health care professionals involved in your care
  • Your emergency contact information 

A typical appointment in our clinic is approximately 1-1.5 hours in length.   An appointment with a medical geneticist may include a physical exam.

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel your appointment so that we are able to utilize and rebook all available appointment times.

Our Team

You may meet the following Health Care Professionals during your appointment:

Registration & Scheduling Clerk 

Genetic Counsellor 

Geneticist - specialist physician 

Related services:

UBC Huntington Disease Clinics
University of British Columbia
2211 Westbrook Mall, Room S179
Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5
Telephone: 604-822-7738

Vancouver Island Department of Medical Genetics
Victoria General Hospital
1 Hospital Way
Victoria, BC V8Z 6R5
Telephone: (205) 727-4461
Fax (250) 727-4295


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