Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Pulmonary Patients
Appointment Changes at Cincinnati Children's
During the national health emergency, routine follow-up appointments for established patients are being reviewed and may be rescheduled for a later date. You will be contacted if these changes affect your child. If you have questions for your clinical team, contact them via MyChart or call the office.
To our patients who had appointments with any of our pulmonary providers: We sincerely apologize for having to cancel your appointments at our clinics. While we were looking forward to seeing you and evaluating your child, this step was necessary to protect you and your child due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working on performing visits through a telephone contact or video contact (telemedicine). We will be contacting you with further details and to assess your willingness to have the visit conducted remotely. Be assured that all canceled visits will be rescheduled as soon as the situation allows.
Risk of COVID-19 to Patients with Underlying Pulmonary Conditions
Most children who get COVID-19 have mild or even no symptoms. Although we do not know yet if children with underlying pulmonary conditions, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis or bronchopulmonary dysplasia, are at increased risk of complications with COVID-19, national and international experience suggests not.
Few children, including those with underlying conditions, have become severely ill with COVID-19.
If your child develops fever, cough and problems with his/her breathing, call our office for advice.
- Patients in research studies should make personal decisions about the risk / reward of continuing to participate and adhere to local and national health department guidelines regarding travel and preparedness.
- Many research trials have been temporarily halted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your research coordinator will be in touch with instructions about continued participation in studies.
- Do not come to the research clinic if you/your child are ill with fever or cough.