Information on COVID-19
Learn more about COVID-19, information about previously scheduled appointments and what you can do to help protect your child and family. View COVID-19 information.
Riley at IU Health Facilities have implemented visitor restrictions to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory viruses. View visitor restrictions.
Information on Previously Scheduled Outpatient Appointments
To ensure the health and safety of all our patients and team members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re making adjustments to some of our outpatient appointments. View updates to outpatient appointments.
Free Virtual Coronavirus Screenings
IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age free coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings. View screening details.
Información sobre el COVID-19
Obtenga más información acerca del COVID-19, incluyendo las preguntas más frecuentes y lo que puede hacer para ayudar a protegerse y proteger a su familia. Ver información del COVID-19.
Restricciones para visitantes
Las instalaciones de salud de IU Health han implementado restricciones a los visitantes para ayudar a minimizar la propagación del COVID-19, la gripe y otros virus respiratorios. Ver restricciones para visitantes.
Información sobre citas ambulatorias previamente programadas
Para asegurar la salud y la seguridad de todos nuestros pacientes y empleados durante la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19), estamos haciendo ajustes en algunas de nuestras citas ambulatorias. Ver actualizaciones de citas ambulatorias.
Exámenes de coronavirus virtuales gratuitos
IU Health ha lanzado una clínica virtual para ofrecer a las personas en Indiana, independientemente de la edad, evaluaciones virtuales para la detección del coronavirus (COVID-19). Ver detalles de la evaluación.
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe respiratory illnesses.
The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in mainland China and has since spread to the United States and other parts of the world.
COVID-19 symptoms are typically mild and begin gradually. These may include:
Symptoms may not show in everyone who has COVID-19 or they may not feel like they’re sick. While children have seemed to only have mild cases of COVID-19, they are still at risk of passing the virus on to others. People over 60 and those with existing medical conditions like hypertension (high blood pressure), heart problems or diabetes are at an increased risk for severe cases of COVID-19.
The best way to prevent getting COVID-19 is to have your child:
These methods are also general best practices to prevent seasonal flu or other respiratory viruses.
If your child, yourself or someone else in your household start to show symptoms, the best thing to do is first call your child’s Primary Care Provider or your local/state health department. They will be able to direct you to the best resource or nearest testing site should testing be needed. Even if your child has a mild case of COVID-19 or other illness, you should have them:
IU Health is also offering free virtual screenings to individuals in Indiana regardless of age through the IU Health Virtual Visit App. Learn more about how to access this free screening.
If your child or yourself have a medical appointment (doctor, dentist, physical therapy, etc.) that was scheduled before becoming ill, please call the office ahead of time and tell them your symptoms to see if it’s ok for you to still come in or if you will need to reschedule.
Currently, there are no approved treatments for COVID-19. If you or your child begin to show symptoms, the best thing to do is to stay home and call your doctor or local/state health department for any next steps.
If at any time your child or someone in your household is having difficulty breathing that’s outside of nasal congestion, vomiting, not keeping down fluids or has a temperature above 104 degrees, it’s time to seek help and visit the nearest Emergency Department or call 9-1-1.
In the event your child’s school is closed, you should reach out to the school or school district directly to see if they are still offering meal assistance programs for students in need. Many school districts are offering designated times for their families to go and pick-up meals should they need assistance.
If your child has medications at school, it’s also best to call and see if there is a designated time or process to be able to retrieve them while the school is closed.
Visitor restrictions are currently in place at all IU Health facilities to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses. Updated visitor restrictions can be found at rileychildrens.org/covid-19-updates.
We understand that for many of our patients, their families and loved ones the recent visitor restrictions can be frustrating. We encourage those who would like to remain in contact with their loved ones while they're in the hospital to utilize virtual video resources such as Skype or FaceTime. We also offer patient postcards that can be sent to your loved ones in the hospital to let them know you're thinking of them and provide words of encouragement. Submit a patient postcard.
As of March 16th, IU Health has postponed all non-emergent surgeries. For the safety of our patients, some outpatient appointments may be rescheduled so that our care teams can be available for those patients who have immediate needs. If you have an appointment that needs to be rescheduled an IU Health care team member will contact you with more information. For those appointments that cannot be postponed, options will include virtual visits through the IU Health Virtual Visit app, visits by phone, as well as in-person visits. If we do not contact you to reschedule please plan on arriving for your appointment at your scheduled time.
To allow our care team to focus on patients with appointments in the next few days we kindly ask that those patients who do not have appointments within the next 3 days to wait until closer to the appointment day before contacting us. We realize that this could be frustrating and we are working hard to support all of our patients.
If your appointment is within the next 3 days and you have questions or would like to confirm your appointment please call your doctor’s office. Our full-provider directory can be found at rileychildrens.org/find-a-doctor.
View our video resources below for more information on how you and your family can handle and plan for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CDC website provides up-to-date information about COVID-19.
Get updated information about COVID-19 in Indiana.
Download this PDF resource for information and steps on if your child might be or is infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).
Download this PDF resource for information and steps on if you might be or are infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).
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