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
“Females can contribute to the world just as much as males. We push male-dominated workforces to be stronger and we work hard to be successful ourselves. Strive for success to obtain the goals you choose in life. Don’t let anything or anyone deter you in achieving your dreams.”
“Everyone needs to be an advocate for raising awareness about domestic violence. Talk to your neighbors, your faith community and any civic organizations you belong to. You can inspire people to take a stand. We light up the town purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Take an opportunity to make an invisible problem visible. That’s the first step towards ending 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.”