Brachial Plexus
Resources for Patients and Families

Support Services

The Brachial Plexus Center extends care beyond medical treatment to include support services. While a family’s primary concern is the treatment their child will receive, it is both important and comforting to know what to expect whether your child is here for an outpatient clinic appointment or if your child must stay at the hospital.

Transportation, Lodging, Directions and Interpreter Services

Families traveling to Cincinnati from outside the Cincinnati area can receive assistance with lodging, transportation, discounts offered by local attractions and other needs.

Learn more about the services available for out-of-town families.

Patient Care Across the Country

Children from all across the United States as well as other countries come to the Brachial Plexus Center for care from our team of experts. At each clinic, five specialists from different disciplines collaborate in a single location to develop fully integrated treatment recommendations.

The results speak for themselves: according to surveys, patient families report a 97 percent satisfaction rate with the care they receive at the Brachial Plexus Center.

Guest Services

Guest Services assists families traveling from outside the Cincinnati area in making travel and lodging arrangements when they bring a child to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for care. Representatives provide information about a variety of services including hotels, rental cars and transportation to and within Cincinnati.

Of course, your first concern while in Cincinnati is the welfare of your child. There are times, however, when you may need to take a break. Guest Services can help families plan activities and take advantage of discounts offered to families by local businesses and organizations. Please contact a Guest Services representative for information about specific activities.

Interpreter Services

Cincinnati Children’s is proud to care for children from all over the world. If your family needs help with translation, call Interpreter Services at 513-636-5009 or 1-800-344-2462, ext. 6-1444.

Ronald McDonald House

For more information about the Ronald McDonald House, contact Jennifer Goodin, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati, 513-636-7642 or jlgoodin@fuse.net.

Related Resources at Cincinnati Children's

Other Web Resources

  • Plexus Nexus: The public education site was initiated in 2016 to bring together leading experts in Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries from around the world. The goal of the consortium is to share clinical and basic science expertise to try to find ways to prevent Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries and to fully cure injuries that do occur. Our first meeting, held at the Cincinnati Children's in 2017, included over 50 clinicians and scientists from around the world.
  • United Brachial Plexus Network: The network is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization devoted to providing information, support and leadership for families and those concerned with brachial plexus injuries worldwide. Resources include:  an extensive website,  an online registry, various outreach and awareness programs and Outreach, our in-depth publication.
  • National Institutes of Health: Brachial plexus information. 
  • Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH): The bureau is a healthcare program in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).  BCMH links families of children with special healthcare needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their children need.
  • Download the CMH Medical Application