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 (coronavirus) health and safety information

COVID-19 (coronavirus) health and safety information

We are Here for You

It is our mission to care for children, and the health and safety of our patients and employees remains our top priority. Your child and your family can continue to expect nationally-ranked, multidisciplinary pediatric care in a safe environment. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is open and caring for patients, with safety measures in place. We have resumed surgical care for pediatric patients, expanded clinic appointments, and are accepting referrals for new patients and consultations.

Safety first

To protect the health of patients, families and employees, we have adopted new safety measures:

  • We have restricted access to the hospital. Only one adult is allowed to accompany patients to the hospital.
  • All patients, guests and employees are screened for possible cold and fl-like symptoms and potential exposure to the virus, and are given a temperature reading before entering the facility.
  • All individuals are required to wear a face mask or cloth face covering in the hospital and are provided one if they do not have one.
  • Every patient is tested for COVID-19 48 hours prior to surgery.

Your appointment

As a reminder, Shriners Hospitals for Children does not treat COVID-19. If your child is experiencing flu-like symptoms, please contact your pediatrician for instructions.

We remain focused on providing your child with specialty medical care. If your child has an upcoming appointment, our staff will be contacting you to confirm your visit and to discuss scheduling options. New and established patients are also welcome to contact us directly to request an appointment by phone or email:

Fast Track Video Visits

We are pleased to offer telehealth through Fast Track Video Visits. This option has helped some patients to maintain appointments while complying with the stay-at-home orders or travel limitations. Patients who are eligible for video visits are notified when their appointments are scheduled. Visit our Fast Track Video Visits webpage for more information.

Care without barriers

Providing care without barriers remains an essential part of our mission. Patients are accepted regardless of insurance coverage, nor is it required for care at Shriners Hospitals. Given the economic changes brought on by the pandemic, we want to re-emphasize that our commitment remains the same; we care for patients with or without insurance.

COVID-19 resources

We know this is a rapidly evolving situation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s upcoming appointment, please contact us for more information.

For the latest updates about COVID-19, including tips to best protect yourself against it, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO).