At Shriners Hospitals for Children—Cincinnati, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19,) we are closely monitoring local health departments and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) and are actively following their recommendations.

We are working diligently to reschedule appointments postponed during the quarantine. We also understand you may feel some anxiety about bringing your child into the hospital. Our plans to restart routine care have been thoughtfully developed and implemented to keep everyone safe. We are also scheduling some appointments for new patients. If you have any questions, please call the hospital at 855-206-2096.

Families that have appointments of any kind are asked to arrive with ONLY ONE parent or guardian and no additional family members or guests.

When you arrive for your appointment, if you and your child are not already wearing a mask, you will receive one. You will both be screened for illness and will notice new safety precautions in place to promote clean hands, a clean environment, and social distancing.

We are here for you, and look forward to seeing you soon.


Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program (IOTP)

Going home is a major milestone in a child’s recovery. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program (IOTP) provides a stepping stone to help them get there.

For some patients, there comes a time during recovery when staying at the hospital is not necessary anymore, but going home is not yet practical. For these patients, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati developed the Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOTP).

IOTP is an important part of the hospital’s mission to provide excellent service to children and their families, from admission through the completion of outpatient care. IOTP was developed to provide wound care and outpatient therapy for children in a less restrictive environment. The program also gives caregivers continued education and helps prepare patients and their families for the transition home.

The move to IOTP begins when the child is discharged from the hospital. The patient and family are transitioned to outpatient housing. Both patient and family can continue to have access to their care team and can get support when it is needed. The care team monitors the patient’s progress and when care goals are met, the patient and family are ready to return home.


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