Info Line and Clinic

Description (Service) Motherisk offers helplines and a clinic for information and counselling for mothers regarding effects of exposures, such as alcohol, drugs and poisons, on developing fetus', or the pregnancy and babies when breastfeeding. You need to know the exact name of the drug and the date of its exposure. Also has a helpline for Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy and HIV and HIV treatment in pregnancy. 
Alcohol and Substance  
* Information about the fetal effects of alcohol, nicotine & drugs like marijuana, cocaine & ecstasy. 
HIV and HIV Treatment  
* Information about the possible effects of HIV & HIV treatment during pregnancy 
Motherisk's Home Line  
* Information about the risk or safety of prescription & over-the-counter drugs, herbal products, chemicals, x-rays, chronic disease & infections during pregnancy. (Callers may have to wait several minutes to speak to a counsellor.)  
Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy Helpline  
* Information on "morning sickness" and how to treat it 
Motherisk Clinic 
* Clinic appointments following exposure to known or suspected teratogens (substances that cause abnormalities in the developing fetus), new unfamiliar drugs, chronic drug therapy or drugs of abuse. By appointment only by calling 416-813-6780, or by doctor's referral by fax.
Service Details
Hours Motherisk Helpline Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Clinic: Fri 1 pm-4 pm (by appointment only)
Areas Served Canada ; Ontario
Eligibility Mothers - pregnant or breastfeeding, their partners or healthcare professionals
Application Clinic Appointments by Doctor referral or call 416-813-6780 
Tollfree Helplines or website information
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services - can be arranged
Fees None - covered by OHIP
Address and Location
Located In Community Toronto Downtown
Address & Map
The Hospital For Sick Children
555 University Ave
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
Intersection Gerrard St and University Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone Motherisk Helpline: 416-813-6780
Toll Free Phone Motherisk Helpline: 1-877-439-2744  
Alcohol and Substance Info Line: 1-877-327-4636  
NVP Helpline (morning sickness): 1-800-436-8477  
HIV and HIV Treatment in Pregnancy: 1-888-246-5840 
Fax 416-813-7562