Coronavirus Advice for Parents

Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Resource for Parents

We know how frightening the spread of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) must be for parents. Get answers to your frequently asked questions in this Q & A with CHOC experts.

What to do if your child needs care during COVID-19

If your child is ill, injured, due for a vaccination, experiencing a mental health issue or a flare up of a chronic condition, what should you do? Contact their pediatrician or specialist? Call a nurse helpline? Visit the emergency department? Follow these recommendations to help you decide where to go for your child’s care.

If you have questions about your child’s health, call our 24/7 Nurse line at


What to expect during a COVID-19 test

At a provider’s instruction, children might undergo COVID-19 testing at CHOC before a scheduled procedure or after being exposed to someone with COVID-19 or showing symptoms. Testing occurs at CHOC’s Outpatient Evaluation Centers (OEC), outdoor drive-through facilities supported by Hyundai Hope on Wheels where patients can also be evaluated by a pediatric medical provider or receive simple treatments if necessary. Visits are by appointment only. See what you can expect during a COVID-19 test in this short video.




Learn more about getting tested at CHOC’s Outpatient Evaluation Centers.

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