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.
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Every Story Matters
“Prior to entering seminary, my dad and my husband died within 9 months of each other. Having been present at the time of their deaths, I learned that being with someone who is dying was no longer something to fear. In the midst of deep sadness, I felt inner peace and calm. Those two experiences shaped me and nudged me in the direction of seeking further training to become a chaplain.”
“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.”
“I always knew I wanted to have a job that my family would be proud of. I wanted to be able to say my work meant something and it wasn’t just a paycheck. I care for the respiratory needs of patients. I do everything from monitoring oxygen needs to managing the ventilator of the sickest patients on the unit. I act as a resource for the team of respiratory therapists, nurses, physicians and advanced practice nurses. Even after 10 years of being at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and 25 years total as a respiratory therapist, I learn something new every day.”