We are seeing children on-site with our multidisciplinary Thomas Center clinics, follow-up and new visits. Within Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, providers mask during visits, use eye-protection, continue to use hand-washing and cleaning protocols for materials and rooms, as well as avoid coming to work while ill. We ask that all adults wear masks. If children are able to wear masks, this is encouraged but not required.

We are able to provide tele-health visits on a limited basis. Decisions about telehealth can be made with your providers. We are following telehealth guidance for care. This includes aspects of safety and provider state licensure.

We remain available to answer your questions or concerns through phone calls and MyChart messages. For more information, call 513-636-4611. You can also contact us via MyChart. For help from our nurse coordinator, Cassie Wolf, call 513-803-4435.

Showing Symptoms of Coronavirus

Careful discussion with your physicians about each individual case is the best advice that we can give. Contact your primary care provider if you or your loved one has symptoms of coronavirus or has been exposed to someone known to have it. Be sure to call ahead before going to any doctor’s offices. Be on the lookout for breathing problems and have a thermometer so you can check your loved one’s temperature.

As always, if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911. Shortness of breath is an emergency situation. You need to call 911 to get help. Let the responder know that you are concerned about coronavirus so appropriate precautions can be taken when the EMS arrives.

Quarantining or Illness with COVID-10

We recognize with the evolving status of the pandemic, children and family members may be exposed to COVID-19 in the community even if vaccinated. If you or your family has been exposed to COVID-19 or has been diagnosed with COVID-19, please call our scheduling number to determine whether your child can be seen in their scheduled visit. Depending on your specific situation, we will determine if your visit need to be re-scheduled or if we can convert to a telehealth visit.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We recognize that social distancing, using masks and good hand hygiene are helpful to limit the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 Vaccinations are also helpful in prevention of severe illness and hospitalization. We are happy to discuss your specific concerns and your child’s individual health and developmental needs to guide decisions.

The University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities has developed a number of supports and information about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccination for families and individuals with developmental disabilities. COVID-19 Information for People with Disabilities.

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