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
“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.”
“The general approach that we have for all of our patients - because they come from different situations, different diagnoses, different circumstances - is to never give up hope. We are candid but optimistic about what we’re confronted with. There’s something we can always try. Every child that comes in through the door - we take them on as an individual. Statistics exist, but that doesn’t set in stone where that patient is going to go.”
“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.”