In order to better our offering to you and to avoid lengthy waits on the phone, we provide online-booking for appointments. These bookings are not requests for appointments but rather a real-time booking.
To ensure correct booking, please note that you MUST read the instructions corresponding to the type of appointment you are trying to book prior to booking the appointment. You are responsible for booking your appointments in agreement with the rules hereby described. Appointments that are intentionally or unintentionally booked incorrectly may result in the loss of your appointment-making privileges and fees may be incurred on your children’s accounts.
Please be sure to read all of the information provided across the online booking process.
Other useful information about the clinic and online booking:
The clinic counts amongst its staff, 2 types of specialist doctors: pediatricians and allergists.
General practitioners often consult pediatricians for specific problems or when a patient could benefit from a second professional opinion.
Please see below the different reasons why you might be referred to a specialist and read the instructions for the type of appointment that corresponds to your needs.
Up to 10% of the paediatric population is incorrectly labeled as penicillin allergic. By testing your child against penicillin, you can find out for certain whether or not your child is allergic.
However, you must be aware that the testing you are about to do at Club Tiny Tots is the FIRST OF A TWO-STEP process that will rid your children of their "penicillin allergic" label. At the end of this initial visit, a doctor will still NOT be able to prescribe your child a penicillin-family antibiotics in a walk-in clinic or elsewhere.
STEP 1: SKIN TESTING DONE AT CLUB TINY TOTS MEDICAL CENTRE ($75 FEES APPLY FOR PENICILLIN TESTING MATERIALS)
At the end of the appointment…
1) All patients are told their true risk of being penicillin allergic
2) All patients are given instructions on how their child CAN TAKE penicillin-family antibiotics IN HOSPITAL SETTINGS if they ever absolutely need it and an alternative would be unacceptable
3) Patients are told WHETHER OR NOT they can be prescribed certain antibiotics (Cephalosporins) (no need for challenge prior). Most kids will be able to take them after negative penicillin skin testing!
4) All patients are given a list of 8-12 suitable alternative antibiotics they can use until the challenge (Step 2, at the hospital).
5) All patients will be put on the waiting list for definitive (100% diagnostic) penicillin challenge at the hospital in 3-12 months.
STEP 2: Allergy challenge done in a hospital
This is done at a hospital, generally with the same doctor who has done the first part of Penicillin allergy testing.
Why do patients need a supervised in-hospital challenge?