Patient rights and responsibilities

Policies and safety

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati embraces a culture of care that respects the rights, needs, and safety of all patients and families. Our professional team will ensure you receive appropriate education regarding your child’s condition, treatment, and ongoing care needs.

Patients and families are encouraged to share their questions and concerns with the care teams as outlined in the patient rights and responsibilities brochure.

Health precautions

If, within three weeks of your admission date your child experiences any of the following conditions, please call our outpatient clinic at 513-872-6240 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to speak with a nurse.

  • Cough
  • Exposure to chicken pox or measles
  • Fever
  • Itching of body/scalp or lice
  • Night sweats
  • Rash or redness of skin
  • Sore throat
  • Upper respiratory illness
  • Vomiting or diarrhea


Patient responsibility

A parent or legal guardian must accompany your child on the day of admission. If legal guardianship is held by someone other than the biological parent(s), please bring guardianship papers with you to the hospital.

If custody is granted to one parent by the courts, a copy of this court order will also be needed for our records. The papers must be in English. When you arrive at the hospital, please check in at the security desk in the lobby.

Smoke free

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati is a smoke-free campus.

Nondiscrimination policy

The mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex, sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay. For more information, see our nondiscrimination policy.

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