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Respiratory Outpatient Clinic (ROC)

The ROC is a referral only clinic which provides suctioning treatment for children 8 weeks to 23 months old with bronchiolitis. ROC is staffed by a licensed pediatric respiratory therapist. Bronchiolitis is a breathing tract infection that can cause infants to have labored breathing, trouble sleeping and trouble feeding, which can lead to dehydration.

After receiving a referral from your child’s primary care provider, you will receive a 7-day prescription for visiting ROC. You may visit as many times as necessary during that timeframe, but your insurance co-pay or visit deposit will be charged each visit. Please note, the patient should not eat 1 hour before arriving to the ROC.

The ROC clinic is located on the first floor of Children's Mercy East.

Call the Nurse Advice Line for questions at (816) 234-3188.

Urgent Care Locations - by appointment only 

Weekdays: Noon – 10 p.m.

Weekends: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Appointment is needed. Select your appointment time below.

Children’s Mercy Blue Valley

6750 West 135th Street
Overland Park, KS 66223

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Children’s Mercy East

20300 East Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64057

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Children’s Mercy Northland

501 NW Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64155

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Refer a patient

Please DO NOT refer patients with any of the following:
A child who:

  • is less than 8 weeks

  • has any respiratory-related chronic health problems:

    • chronic aspiration

    • chronic lung disease

    • congestive heart failure

    • cystic fibrosis

    • history of lower airway surgery

    • immunodeficiency

    • tracheomalacia or bronchomalacia

    • vascular ring

    • vocal cord dysfunction

  • Is currently being treated for any of the following:

    • croup

    • inhalation injury

    • foreign body in trachea or bronchi

    • pertussis

These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.