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.

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Patient education

The school program is operated in conjunction with Cincinnati Public Schools, and is open during the school year. Teachers and volunteers see patients even when they are on bed rest to make sure they don’t fall behind in their schoolwork. School assignments are brought from the child’s home school or similar work is provided so that the child receives school credit.

School Re-entry program

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati provides a unique program called School Re-entry, available to all patients who have experienced a significant burn injury. Before the patient returns to school, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati staff holds meetings with the patient’s teachers and classmates. This program helps burn survivors adjust to typical social situations in their home communities and provides classmates with an opportunity to learn lessons of empathy and acceptance.

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