At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are closely monitoring updates from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

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COVID-19 visitor information

COVID-19 visitor information

We are ready for your child's appointment at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago, in person or through telehealth video visits. We are following City of Chicago and CDC guidelines for healthcare facilities.

  • Masks are required in our hospital. When you arrive, if you and your child are not already wearing them, you will receive masks.
  • Everyone entering the building is screened for illness.
  • We are allowing fewer people in the building (see policies limiting companions for appointments below).
  • We have policies in place to promote clean hands, a clean environment and social distancing.

Visitation policies during the COVID-19 pandemic (as of June 8, 2021)

For Outpatient visits: includes clinic appointments, POPS, motion analysis center, rehabilitation and infusion appointments

  1. Two healthy adults may accompany the patient.
  2. No siblings are permitted to accompany the patient.

Surgical admissions

  1. Day of surgery: Two healthy adults are permitted to stay with the patient until visiting hours are over on surgery day.
  2. Overnight stay is limited to one adult. The adult staying overnight needs to remain with the patient throughout their stay and will not be allowed to switch out with another adult. This will limit the amount of exposure to our inpatients and the staff taking care of them.
  3. After surgery day, one additional adult visitor is allowed per day. No switching.
  4. No sibling visitation unless the sibling is 18 or older and is the primary caregiver for the patient.

Inpatient rehabilitation admissions

  1. One healthy adult is permitted to stay with the patient overnight and will not be allowed to switch out with another adult. This will limit the amount of exposure to our inpatients and the staff taking care of them.
  2. One additional adult visitor is allowed per day. No switching.
  3. No sibling visitation unless the sibling is 18 or older and is the primary caregiver for patient.

Appointments during COVID-19 pandemic

If your child or anyone in the household has been ill with fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or difficulty breathing within the past 14 days, do not come to the hospital. Call us to reschedule. Also, if you have been in close contact with anyone with the above symptoms or have traveled within the past 10 days to areas that have community transmission of the coronavirus, do not come to the hospital, but call us at 773-622-5400 to see if a video visit is an option, or reschedule. Thank you for your cooperation.

About COVID-19

For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

For additional information visit the Illinois Department of Public Health website.