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surgery at Dayton Children's during COVID-19

is Dayton Children's testing for COVID-19 before surgery and procedures? 

Currently, no COVID-19 testing is required.

what should I expect for the day of surgery?

  • On the day of your child’s surgery, two adult caregivers should come along – please also leave all other children at home if possible. 
  • During your child’s surgery you may wait in your pre-op room, or in the waiting room. 

is it safe to have surgery or a procedure done during the COVID-19 pandemic? 

Yes, it is safe to have surgery. Dayton Children’s has always cared for children with infectious diseases and has steps in place to contain those illnesses. 

what if I can no longer afford this surgery?

Dayton Children's offers a variety of financial assistance options. To apply, follow the process as outlined in our financial assistance policy.  Completion of this application process will qualify the patient/family, at that point, for a discount on outstanding balances. Complete the form online or call Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at 937-641-3555 or toll-free at 1-800-228-4594 (Ohio only).

questions about coronavirus

If you have additional questions about the coronavirus 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.