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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Psychiatric therapy

The entire patient care team is committed to the overall well-being of the child and family. This includes the psychosocial needs as well as the physical. Our team consists of a psychiatrist, social workers, care managers, child life and nurses. Family care conferences are held for patients that are hospitalized for greater than two weeks. These meetings include the family as well as the patient if they able to attend. Weekly team meetings are held to review the needs of all patients admitted to the hospitals. There are other resources available including the Phoenix Society and SOAR program

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