Coronavirus Disease 201​9 (COVID-19) Resources

At The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, the safety and health of our patients, visitors and caregivers is our top priority. The Hospital has established a COVID-19 task force to evaluate the pandemic and all available information on a daily basis.

  1. We have reinforced our policies regarding cleaning throughout the Hospital.
  2. All personnel performing patient care are advised to wear both a surgical mask and eye protection.
  3. The Hospital staff is dedicated to hand washing between patient encounters and as many times as possible throughout the day.
  4. We have implemented an updated a temperature screening protocol for employees and essential visitors, based on CDC guidelines.
  5. All external tours, volunteer activities and non-guardian visitors have been halted.

 

Our team of administrators, physicians, nurses, and other staff will continue to work with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, CDC, and other community leaders as we monitor the situation and the governor’s recommendations for safe operations during this crisis.

Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michael Johnson, gives a brief update on the COVID-19 response at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. We continue to do our best to protect our precious kiddos.

Updated Visitor Policy

Due to the growing concerns of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are monitoring CDC guidelines and updating our screening protocols based on their guidelines.

  • Visitation is limited to 2 guardians or designated caregivers at a time.
  • Please do not go to the cafeteria or vending machines, but directly to and from your child’s unit.
  • Please refrain from walking in the halls of the Hospital with your child for leisure purposes.
  • All therapeutic leave outings are postponed at this time.

If you are a guest planning a visit to The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, please answer the following questions. If you answer “YES” to any of these questions, we cannot allow you to visit the Hospital.

  1. Have you or anyone in your family or close contacts exhibited the following symptoms: fever; cough; shortness of breath?
  2. Have you had close contact with a person known or suspected of having the new Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. The Hospital’s highest priority is the health and safety of those we serve.

Outpatient Therapy Services

Together with the Hospital, Outpatient Services is evaluating the COVID-19 situation and all available information daily. All of the following precautions and plans are current today but will evolve daily as we adapt to the most current information. Moving forward:

  • The Outpatient Lobby Area is marked to provide for social distancing, the use of a mask is strongly encouraged. Masks are mandatory for caregivers in patient care areas.
  • Our staff will continue the use of PPE for the protection of the patient, this includes eye protection and a masks.
  • You will continue to receive reminder screening emails the day prior to your appointment, please remember to call the office if a patient or caregiver has had a possible exposure to a COVID positive person or is exhibiting symptoms.
  • We will include wiping down all surfaces hourly, washing hands of each child and the therapist before and after each session, and we will continue to thoroughly clean each room following each session.
  • If parents or caregivers would like to remain in their vehicles during their child’s therapy session, please call the front desk at 405-470-2242 and your child’s therapist will meet you at your car at the front door of the bed tower to assist with a safe transfer in and out of the facility.
  • If you choose to accompany your child to the therapy session, please limit the appointment to one caregiver (or one parent and healthcare worker) with the child. We are asking as an added measure of safety that you not be present in the treatment session areas, but please wait in the lobby.
  • Please speak with your therapist if you would prefer your child to only be seen in individual therapy rooms and to avoid any gym areas.
  • If you feel the risk outweighs the benefit for your child, please call and discuss taking a break with your therapist (this will also not count against any attendance).
  • Teletherapy services are still available, and we encourage you to take advantage of this service during this time. The service is HIPAA compliant and allows us to continue working with our patients.

Please feel free to call the office with any questions.

Pediatric Clinic

Together with the Hospital, Outpatient Services is evaluating the COVID-19 situation and all available information daily. All of the following precautions and plans are current but will evolve daily as we adapt to the most current information. Moving forward:

  • The Outpatient Lobby Area is marked to provide for social distancing, the use of a mask is strongly encouraged. Masks are mandatory for caregivers in patient care areas.
  • Our staff will continue the use of PPE for the protection of the patient, this includes eye protection and a masks.
  • You will continue to receive reminder screening text messages the day prior to your appointment, please remember to call the office if a patient or caregiver has had a possible exposure to a COVID positive person or is exhibiting symptoms.
  • Please continue to utilize our telehealth service as an option.
  •  It is vital that children continue to come in for Well Visits, especially those requiring immunizations, we have resolved nothing if one disease diverts us from protecting from others.
  • Beginning Aug. 3, 2020 we will have a new entry process for our sick visit appointments. In an effort to continue to offer our patients convenience and ease of scheduling, sick visits will again be offered throughout the day.
  • Five designated spaces in the parking garage (north side on the 1st floor) have had signage added for our sick visits. Upon arrival, caregivers will call the number 470-2298 on the sign to alert our staff they are ready, the caregiver will then receive communication on when to enter the facility, so that they can be screened and taken directly to their treatment room.
  • We will continue to evaluate the appointment types when scheduling patients, this is in an effort to place your child in the safest most appropriate spot, while still offering convenient options.  *For example: our newborn/infant visits will continue to be our first available morning appointments.
  • We are asking you to limit the number of family/caregivers who accompany you to appointments. If at all possible, leave siblings at home, and only bring one parent. 
  • If you would like to wait in your car until it is time for you to be placed in a treatment room, please notify the front desk that you have arrived by calling 405-440-9866, they will call you back when the provider is ready to see you for your appointment.
  • Currently, all appointments are available to be scheduled.

We are grateful for your support as we navigate this situation, we will be checking in on families to make sure they have the equipment and necessities they need to be successful through this time. 

If you have a patient at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, please continue to work with your child’s social worker. Our Hospital’s chaplaincy program is also a great resource. You can get contact information through your social worker.