At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are closely monitoring updates and alerts from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

Please note that Shriners Hospitals for Children does not administer COVID-19 testing or treatment at this time. If your child has an upcoming appointment and you or your child are exhibiting a cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location to reschedule the appointment.

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COVID-19 (coronavirus): What to expect at Shriners for Children Medical Center — Pasadena

COVID-19 (coronavirus): What to expect at Shriners for Children Medical Center — Pasadena

The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our highest priority at Shriners for Children Medical Center— Pasadena. As everyone across the world continues to navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19, Shriners for Children Medical Center is committed to supporting our patients by continuing to provide access to high-quality pediatric subspecialty care as much as we possibly can throughout the course of this pandemic.

The Shriners for Children Medical Center leadership team is meeting continuously to assess and appropriately respond to the crisis as it evolves. We will adjust our operations to maintain patient care continuity, and to support the safety and health of those impacted. Shriners for Children Medical Center — Pasadena is operating in accordance with guidance from local government and public health authorities across the globe. Of course, the health and welfare of both our employees and our patients remains a priority.

As of March 17, 2020, we have instituted the following measures:

  • Postponement of all elective surgeries and non-emergent clinic visits
  • Urgent fracture Care – not impacted – we still offer Monday–Friday clinic from 8–10 a.m. All patients are required to call 626-389-9300 prior to coming to the medical center (walk-ins are currently suspended).
  • Providers and/or patient families must call before they come to our facility to ensure we have the appropriate clinic coverage
  • A plan to utilize telemedicine for follow-up visits when possible

As this is a fluid situation, we are continually monitoring our processes and policies and procedures are likely to change. Our goal is to continue to offer same day/next day access to our physicians even through this challenging time.

Our hospital’s COVID-19 task force is working closely with public health and emergency preparedness officials to ensure that our medical center has the most up-to-date information and most comprehensive and proactive plan in place to help keep our patients and employees safe and to do our part to reduce the spread of the virus.

In this time of crisis, we seek to work with you to ensure every child gets the best possible care. Shriners for Children Medical Center — Pasadena will still accept patient referrals during the crisis, but all non-emergent appointments will be delayed until further notice. We are working tirelessly to help everyone stay safe while at the same time continuing to serve you.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Please contact us if you have any questions.