Cleft Lip/Palate Clinic

Cleft Lip/Palate Clinic Island Health

This clinic is for children born with cleft lip, palate or significant velopharyngeal insufficiency who live within the Island Health region.

Clefts may be diagnosed prenatally, at birth and throughout infancy and toddlerhood, as speech and feeding challenges arise.  Referrals should be made to the Cleft/Lip and Palate Clinic as soon as a potential cleft is identified.  Contact will be made as soon as possible to support feeding, surgical planning and education around cleft lip and palate.

The Island Health Cleft/Lip and Palate Clinic is accredited under the: American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.

The team includes:

  • Clinic Coordinator,
  • Speech Language Pathologist,
  • Paediatrician,
  • Otorhinolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon),
  • Pediatric Dentist,
  • Plastic Surgeons,
  • Nurse,
  • Orthodontist,
  • Social Worker
  • Audiologist

Resources

The following resources provide more information about our clinic and its services.

General Information on Cleft Lip/Palate Clinic

Referral Required?
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Contact Us
To reach the following people please call the QACCH switchboard.

250-519-5390

Clinics Assistant

Michelle Humphrey

Clinic Coordinators

Cleft Lip/Palate Clinic - Melissa Armstrong

Neuromuscular Clinic (Primarily South Vancouver Island) -   Val Poirier

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Clinic - Christine White

Visual Impairment Clinic - Sarah Booth

Locations

Bamfield Health Centre

Bamfield Health Centre

353 Bamfield Rd
P.O. Box 40
Bamfield, B.C. 
V0R 1B0

250-728-3312

Chemainus Health Care Centre

Chemainus Health Care Centre

9909 Esplanade St
Chemainus, B.C.
V0R 1K1

250-737-2040

Cormorant Health Centre

Cormorant Island Health Centre

49 School Rd
Alert Bay, B.C.
V0N 1A0

250-974-5585

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