Almost all babies get respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) sometime – most of them before 2 years old. For healthy babies it is like getting a cold, but for some infants who are born early or with certain heart and lung conditions RSV can be very serious.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Homecare provides both Synagis and pediatric nursing expertise for children who are at high risk for developing RSV to lessen their chance for getting a serious lung infection.
Our Synagis team of coordinators, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and reimbursement specialists work closely with the hospital and community physicians to provide the best care possible for each child. Our goal is to help reduce and prevent RSV for high-risk children.
How to Reach Us
Services are available with a referral from the patient’s physician. Regular hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Staff are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer patient/referral questions.
Referring physicians or practices can call (614) 355-1100 or 800-466-2727, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., to arrange a referral by providing the following information:
- Type of insurance/payer
- Patient name, address, date of birth, diagnosis
- Physician ordering care
- Patient care/equipment/infusion need
Todd Henry, Service Coordination and Access Supervisor
Amiee Olvera, Service Coordination and Access Lead
Abby Miley, Synagis Service Coordinator
- Synagis Face to Face Form