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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Policies and safety

Policies and safety

Shriners Children's Ohio embraces a culture of care that respects the rights, needs and safety of all patients and families. Our professional team will ensure you receive appropriate education regarding your child’s condition, treatment and ongoing care needs. Patients and families are encouraged to share their questions and concerns with the care team.

Health precautions

If within three weeks of your admission date, your child experiences any of the following conditions, please call our outpatient clinic at 513-872-6240 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to speak with a nurse.

  • Cough
  • Exposure to chicken pox or measles
  • Fever
  • Itching of body/scalp or lice
  • Night sweats
  • Rash or redness of skin
  • Sore throat
  • Upper respiratory illness
  • Vomiting or diarrhea

Patient responsibility

A parent or legal guardian must accompany your child on the day of admission. If legal guardianship is held by someone other than the biological parent(s), please bring guardianship papers with you to the hospital. If custody is granted to one parent by the courts, a copy of the court order will also be needed for our records. The papers must be in English.

Smoke free

Shriners Children's Ohio is a smoke-free campus.

Nondiscrimination policy

The mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay. For more information, see our Nondiscrimination Policy.