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We Are Here for You

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital is recognized for advanced clinical care. We are committed to keeping you and your family safe and comfortable when you come to us at one of our Children’s Hospital campuses or at our Pediatric Specialty Centers.

As COVID-19 stabilizes in the community, we are rescheduling appointments, surgeries and procedures that may have been postponed.

Comfort and Safety Measures

We have increased efforts to keep our patients, visitors and healthcare professionals safe. Learn more about how we are adding additional screenings, testing, social distancing and cleaning across our facilities.

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Screening

At our hospitals, all patients and visitors are required to wear masks. We ask about symptoms and check their temperatures at the door. Our employees are required to take two temperature checks each day. If they have any symptoms of COVID-19, they are not allowed to report to work.

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Testing

Patients: Every patient admitted to the hospital is tested for COVID-19. Patients in the Pediatric ED are ONLY tested for COVID if they are being admitted. Every patient scheduled for a surgery or a procedure requiring general anesthesia is tested prior to coming to the hospital.

Employees: We have established a program that tests employees and physicians regularly.

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Cleaning

We use an advanced cleaning and disinfection process on all medical equipment, highly touched surfaces and frequently trafficked areas. All of our cleaning exceeds the recommendations put in place by the CDC. Patient rooms are cleaned daily, and deep cleaned after a patient is discharged. We have also installed additional hand sanitizing stations.

Social Distancing 

Social Distancing

We have reduced the number of patients and staff allowed in elevators. We have eliminated lines at screening areas, appointment check-in and cafeterias with social distancing stickers and signage. The majority of our waiting rooms are closed. Most check-in areas will have plexiglass barriers.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

We have ample supplies of infection prevention equipment to help keep patients and caregivers safe, such as masks, gloves, gowns and eye coverings.

Preparing For Your Visit

With extra precautions in place to ensure patient and visitor safety, stay up to date with our latest protocols.

Surgeries and Procedures

Our operating rooms and procedural areas meet the most stringent guidelines for cleanliness and safety. If you have a scheduled procedure, our teams will walk you through new, easy processes for pre-testing, arrival and discharge. These include using mobile device check-in and reduced on-site paperwork.

Surgery and Procedure FAQs Find a COVID Testing Site


Pediatric Specialty Centers

We offer a number of services at our ambulatory locations. Exam rooms are thoroughly cleaned after each patient. And our radiology equipment is cleaned according to the strictest standards after each patient.

Find a Doctor Find a Location 

Visitor Information

Current Restrictions

While community spread of COVID-19 is still occurring, we will continue to restrict who can visit our hospitals and who can accompany patients to appointments. One parent is permitted to accompany your child in the hospital and for Pediatric Specialty Center appointments. We don’t like limiting visitors, but it helps reduce the risk of exposure to patients and staff.

Visitor Information 

Video Visits and Telehealth

Telehealth

We offer a wide range of telehealth services if you prefer to see your doctor from the comfort of your home. You will need a MyChart account to conduct a visit. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for one.

Telehealth for Pediatric Visits Find a Doctor Log into MyChart

Video Care OnDemand

Yale New Haven Health's Video Care OnDemand provides video access to clinicians for minor medical concerns using your smartphone or tablet.

Schedule a Visit Request an Account

Emergency and Urgent Care

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, get help right away. Our Emergency Departments are ready to care for patients suffering from a range of medical emergencies. Proper precautions are in place to ensure patient and staff safety.

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Yale New Haven Health is committed to bringing you the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) to ensure you and your loved ones receive the care you need, when you need it.

Visit our COVID-19 Resources page