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.
Why Masks Should Be On Your Back-to-School List This Fall
Many children were hopeful that school would look typical in the fall with no safety measures needed. However, if schools return without safety measures, there is a large risk for an outbreak that may lead to a return to remote learning.
Every Story Matters
“I’ve been working on the environmental services team for over 40 years now and I love it. We are the backbone of the hospital because we keep it clean and safe for everyone. Cleanliness is important each and every day, which is why I care so much about making sure my job is done well.”
“Science greatly benefits from diverse representation and the perspective women bring. While much progress has been made, we have yet to achieve true representation of women in academic medicine. I want to acknowledge the women of science who made my entry into the field possible. Among their many accomplishments, they opened the door to representation. That door can only remain open if women continue contributing to the field.”
“As a tele-crisis clinician we are often the first people at Nationwide Children’s Hospital who families come in contact with when their children are experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis. This is often an intensely stressful and scary situation. It is important for patients and families to be able to speak with licensed clinicians, who can help guide them through the process and provide reassurance when they need it most.”