COVID-19 Vaccines Available For Kids 12+
Patients and the general public can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Nationwide Children’s. Scheduled appointments and walk-ins are available for eligible individuals who are 12 years of age and older.
Masking Guidelines at Nationwide Children’s Locations
Per state and federal guidelines, all patients and visitors must continue wearing masks within health care facilities.
Hospital-provided masks are required for all patients and visitors over age 2 at any Nationwide Children’s Hospital location, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
Emergency Department and Urgent Care Wait Times
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, like many other Ohio hospitals, is experiencing abnormally high patient volume in our Emergency Departments and Urgent Care centers.
Winter Viruses Make a Summer Return
You may have noticed an uptick in kids and adults suffering from nasal congestion, sore throat, cough and fever. These viruses are typically seen during the winter months, but this year is different: We are seeing them in the summer.
What You Should Know About Long COVID
Medical providers across the nation are seeing an increase in cases of what is being called long, or long-haul COVID. Here's what you need to know about the condition.
Every Story Matters
“Many times families think I’m a doctor when I walk in and I tell them, “I’m a soul doctor.” I remember a little baby that received a heart transplant. I remember waiting every day whether the heart would come for her or not and it was looking very grim for this little girl. But I remember getting the phone call from the family: “The heart’s on the way, they’re doing the surgery tonight.” I came down and prayed with the family before surgery. It’s been about a year now since she’s had the heart and I just got to see her a few weeks ago.”
“My passion has always been to help children, specifically children living in urban areas. I love the location of Nationwide Children’s Hospital because we see families from rural areas, but we also see families come in from the downtown area. I have the privilege of working with a wide range of people and diverse families. I really love it.”
“When I started off at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, I was a volunteer and then became a Patient Care Assistant on that same unit. While being a PCA, I would work with our kids who would transfer to our psychiatric unit. I would often sit with the kids for eight to twelve hours playing cards, watching movies and exploring their lives that lead them into this acute or long-standing mental health crisis. The concept of building rapport, gaining their trust and being empathetic and how that impacts a patient’s care all truly called me to nursing.”