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 is evaluating the COVID-19 situation and all available information on a daily basis.

Below are a few steps the Hospital has taken:

1. We have reinforced our policies regarding cleaning throughout the Hospital.
2. The Hospital staff is dedicated to hand washing between patient encounters and as many times as possible throughout the day.
3. All external tours and non-guardian visitors have been halted.
4. We are limiting employee movement and meetings as much as possible within the building without impacting patient care.

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 proactively prepare for the growing health concern.

Updated Visitor Policy

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

  • We have now limited all patient visitors to parents/guardians only with two visitors per patient at a time. If you need to designate another person to visit in your absence, please contact your social worker.
  • 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.
  • We ask no patient or patient items leave the units.

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)?
  3. Have you traveled to or from any of the Coronavirus hot-spot countries (listed at CDC.gov) in the past 14 days?

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:

  • 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.
  • We will be asking any family that travels outside the state to notify our front desk staff or therapist before returning to their appointments.
  • We will be asking any family that travels over spring break to notify our front desk so we can remove your child from the schedule for two weeks. We will resume therapy with your child following the two weeks. It will be your choice if you would like to make up the sessions, it will not be held against your attendance record.
  • 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).
  • You will be receiving a call informing you of our upcoming teletherapy services, 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:

  • We will be moving well visits requiring vaccinations, newborn/infant, and any essential complex care well visits to the mornings and all sick visits to the afternoons. You may be receiving a phone call from our staff to offer this reschedule option, beginning March 18. *Please note it is very important to maintain a high rate of immunization to other illnesses that could affect your child, we have resolved nothing if one disease diverts us from protecting from others.
  • 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.
  • When calling to make an appointment: If you have a history of travel within the past 2 weeks, or any contact with a COVID-19 + person AND your child has cough and fever >101° F, please advise the person answering the phone. Your provider or nurse will call you back and determine if testing is indicated and how to go about making that happen.
  • If a sick visit has been scheduled and your child has fever >101°F, along with respiratory symptoms such as cough and runny nose, you and your child will be given a mask at the receptionist desk in the tower lobby to limit potential spread to others, after checking in at the front desk you will be taken directly to a treatment room.
  • Please be aware that many of our non-emergent appointment types will be canceled and rescheduled to a later date. At this time those appointments include swallow studies, non-urgent Botox, Dexascans, ADHD followups, typical well visits that do not include vaccinations, Pamidronate, and weight checks.

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. 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We will be asking any family that travels over spring break to notify our front desk so we can remove your child from the schedule for two weeks. We will resume therapy with your child following the two weeks. It will be your choice if you would like to make up the sessions, it will not be held against your attendance record.
  • 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).

We have many patients with complex medical needs and immunocompromised systems that need to be protected, we feel that these measures will help ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We are grateful for your support as we navigate this situation. Please feel free to call the office with any questions.

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.