In 2020, a new partnership was created between De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre (DAHC) and  McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH),  Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC) to provide improved access to diagnostic testing for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) for Indigenous children, youth and families. FASDs are a group of conditions that can affect an unborn baby who is exposed to prenatal consumption of alcohol. Working together, DAHC and MCH provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) assessment and diagnostic services to Indigenous communities living in Hamilton, Brantford, Niagara and surrounding area.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Self-identifies as Indigenous
  • Age 0 – 18

To make a referral to this service, please complete one of the attached referral forms (professional referral or self-referral) and fax to one of the following offices:

Hamilton – 905-544-4247

Brantford – 519-752-6096

Niagara – 905-544-4247 (Assessments for Niagara residents are currently being held in Hamilton as we work on building a suitable space for this service in the Niagara region)


Referral Forms:

FASD Professional Referral Form

FASD Community Referral Form

If you need assistance completing the self-referral form, please contact our primary care clinic reception:

Hamilton – 905-544-4320

Brantford – 519-752-6096