coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub
what to expect at Dayton Children's during COVID-19
This short video walks you through what families should expect when coming to Dayton Children's and how we are taking safety above and beyond.
As we all continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to remind our families that we are here for you during this challenging time. Our commitment to provide safe, quality care for our patients is our highest priority.
Below are some of the top questions from parents. You can also skip to one of these sections for additional information.
- COVID-19 vaccines at Dayton Children's
- accessing care
- visitor restrictions
- COVID-19 testing at Dayton Children's
- clinic and illness specific information
- COVID-19 FAQs and resources
- for health care professionals, schools and child care centers
my child has an upcoming appointment or I need to make an appointment. what should I do?
If you or your child are sick, were exposed to COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks, or are waiting on COVID-19 test results, we ask that you please contact us to change your appointment to a video visit or reschedule. We are committed to the care of your child and will provide care any way necessary, based on your individual needs.
- Already scheduled appointments: If you already have an appointment scheduled please review the video above to know what to expect when you arrive. Also please note our current visitor restrictions.
- New in-person appointments: If you need to make a new in-person appointment you can schedule online or you can call our scheduling team at 937-641-4000.
- Scheduling a virtual visit: Depending on your clinic, you could do a telephone call or video visit. To schedule a virtual visit, call our scheduling team at 937-641-4000.
- If you are scheduled for a video visit, please find instructions for getting set up for video visits with a Dayton Children’s provider.
- We encourage you to sign in to your MyKidsChart account to ensure you can successfully access your account and be ready for your visit. Don’t have an account? It’s easy to sign up now!
what is Dayton Children's doing to keep patients, families and visitors safe?
We know you may have concerns about coming to Dayton Children's right now. We want to assure you that your family’s safety is our TOP priority and that is is safe to come to Dayton Children's. Learn more about the 5 ways Dayton Children's is keeping your family safe.
will I have to do anything different when I arrive at a Dayton Children's location?
We have limited entrances at the main and south campuses, so follow the signs to the open entrance. All patients and visitors will be screened for wellness. If you're coming for a surgery, you will receive directions for getting your child tested for COVID-19 beforehand.
All visitors (adults and children older than 2 years) are required to wear a mask covering both your mouth and nose. If you come to the hospital wearing a cloth mask, you may continue wearing it, or you can have a new disposable one.
We invite you to watch this short video and share it with your child before you come to Dayton Children's to ease any anxieties.
are all of Dayton Children's locations open?
I have more questions. where can I find the answers?
Please explore the sections below for more detailed information about accessing care at Dayton Children's. If you have additional questions, please call your clinic directly, or call our COVID-19 parent hotline at 1-888-746-KIDS (5437) from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.
We are here for you and your family and have answers to your questions about upcoming appointments and surgeries, visitor restrictions, and more.
We have implemented visitor restrictions to limit the number of people in the hospital. These efforts are to help keep our patients, families and staff safe, and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
for health care professionals, schools, child care centers
We are committed to doing our best to keep our partnering health care professionals informed about the latest efforts being put into place at Dayton Children's. We also have resources for health care professionals, schools and child care centers to help you navigate the pandemic. Visit our COVID-19 resource hub for health care professionals to find additional resources.
Our knowledge of COVID-19 is regularly evolving. We have answered our most commonly asked questions below and provided links to trusted local and national resources.