Prepare for your Rheumatology Visit

  • 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
    • Take elevators to the 2nd floor