The Montreal Children’s Hospital’s Asthma Centre is dedicated to treating pediatric asthma in children aged 1 to 18 years old. We also treat many patients with recurrent viral wheezing, which is typical in toddlers and preschoolers. We provide effective tools to help you manage your child’s asthma through medical diagnosis and treatment, patient education, as well as allergy and respiratory testing. Diagnostic allergy skin testing and pulmonary function testing (also known as spirometry and oscillometry) are also available on site and Telehealth services are available on demand.
Our department also serves a teaching function for patients and their families through the Asthma Education Centre (AEC), which is part of the Quebec Asthma Education Network. Visits to the AEC are centred on educational activities, rather than physician assessments. Referrals to the clinic and the AEC are accepted from community physicians, and through the Emergency Department and Inpatient Services at the hospital. Consultations may include pulmonary function testing (children over 5 years of age), allergy testing, and asthma education.