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Pre-Admission Clinics

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For Your Appointment


  • Unless you have been told that your child must fast for a procedure or for surgery, your child should eat breakfast before coming to the PAC appointment..
  • Food or drink is not allowed in the waiting area.
  • If you have to bring other children, it helps if another adult can come with you.

Remember to bring:

  • Your child’s provincial healthcare card and birth certificate or passport.
  • Your guardianship papers for the child. (if applicable)
  • A list of all the medicine your child takes. This includes over the-counter medicines like vitamins and herbal supplements. If you need help with the list, you can ask your pharmacy for a printout or use Medication Lists and Tools
  • Medical equipment, supplies, or medicine that your child needs during their stay. Bring medicine for the first 24 hours to ensure that there is no interruption to your child’s medication schedule
  • Books, games, and other items to keep your child busy while you wait
  • All the personal items that your child may need during their hospital stay
  • If you plan on staying overnight with your child, don’t forget to pack your own personal belongings and medicine too

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Finding Us

The Stollery Pre-Admission Clinic (PAC) is located in 1C3.

From the East Public Parkade, cross the pedway and continue straight down the hall until the t-intersection (blue wall) near the dental clinic. Turn right and head into the main area of the hospital, then down the spiral staircase or down the glass elevators to the main floor. Continue towards the exit, a totem pole will be on your left, and the Pre-Admission Clinic will be on your left before the glass exit doors to 114 street.

From the Health Sciences/Jubilee LRT station (LRT ETS Info), enter the 114 street entrance, with the Stollery bear located above the door. the Pre-Admission Clinic is on your immediate right.

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What to Expect

This appointment may take most of the day, so please come prepared.

During your day in PAC, you will meet many people and visit many places in the hospital. We will try and ensure that everything is completed as quickly and smoothly as possible.Do not hesitate to ask your nurse in PAC at any time for a short break if you feel your child needs one.

The Stollery Children’s Hospital is a teaching hospital. We often have learners in our clinic so you may also see medical residents and healthcare students as members of your child’s care team. You may be approached during your PAC visit by a research coordinator from Alberta Health Services or the University of Alberta about current and ongoing research studies. Participating in medical research is outside of your child’s medical care and is completely optional. Notify your PAC Nurse if you are not interested in hearing about or participating in research.

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