A parent or legal guardian must accompany the patient, or bring proof of legal guardianship.
Please bring proof of insurance. Also check with your insurance provider to see if prior authorization is needed. If you are responsible for an Office Visit co-pay, these can be paid at the time of the visit. We accept checks, credit cards and debit cards.
Please bring the following items with you to the appointment:
Medications, vitamins or herbal supplements. Bring a list of refrigerated medications (with dosage).
Photograph (head/shoulder) of your child with their name and date of birth on the back of the picture. This will be placed in your child's chart.
Have the patient wear shorts underneath their clothing (for examination purposes).
Because we are a teaching institution, you may be seen by a medical trainee in addition to your practitioner, which could lengthen your overall visit.
Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. If you are more than 20 minutes late you may be asked to reschedule.
Driving directions to Nationwide Children's Hospital, Rheumatology Department:
North: I-71 South to Main St. (Exit 108A); Right on Main St, right on Parsons Ave, left on Livingston Ave, left on S. 18th St.
Taking 315 from the North: S.R. 315 South to 670 East to I-71 South. Once on I-71 South, follow the instructions above
South : I-71 North to I-70 East to 18th St. (Exit 101B); Right on 18th St. and an immediate right to the parking garage
East - I-70 West to Miller-Kelton Ave. (Exit 102); Left on Miller Ave, right on Livingston Ave, right on S. 18th St.
West - I-70 East to 18th St. (Exit 101B); Right on 18th and an immediate right to the parking garage
Dept directions for Rheumatology Clinic Main Campus:
Once you enter the Outpatient Care Center, walk past the Urgent Care on the right and pass the elevators
Veer left and pass the coffee bar and ATM on the right.
Turn right and pass the snack bar and aquarium on the left
Follow the brown circles on hallway floor
Look for the 'A elevators' sign
If you arrive at the Emergency Room, you've gone too far