Information About COVID-19
At Children's Mercy, we know trust is everything. And you can trust we'll always do whatever it takes to protect the health of your child, especially now. Whether in-person or virtually, we are committed to providing a safe environment to care for your child.
Find vaccine clinic information for children 5-22 years, answers to frequently asked questions and more.Find vaccine information
Appointments are being scheduled for many clinics through telemedicine visits. Others are scheduling in-person visits. Learn more about scheduling an appointment.See how to schedule
Coming to Children's Mercy may look a little different to your child. Let us help provide tools to explain to them what to expect from social distancing in our clinics to temperature checks and visitor restrictions.See what to expect
Children’s Mercy encourages everyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu shot. We encourage you to talk with your provider about getting a flu shot if you have not yet.
Masks are required in hospital settings. See our visitor guidelines.See visitor guidelines
Keeping all visitors safe
Nothing is more important than your safety when you visit Children's Mercy. To reduce the potential spread of respiratory viruses, masks are required for all visitors 2 years of age and older, and all visitors must also be free of illness. Please keep number of visitors as low as possible; Emergency Room and Surgery are restricted to two visitors.
Masks with filters/exhalation valves are not permitted. You may bring your own mask. If you do not have one, a mask will be provided for you.
Helping children understand why we're wearing masks and to help them feel as comfortable as possible is important. Our Child Life specialists have created tips for you and your family to help your child with wearing a mask.
Children's Mercy implements different visitor guidelines to keep you and your child safe. See our current visitor guidelines.
The TLC School Study is offering free COVID-19 testing for KCPS students, staff and community members to keep the community safe.
Children's Mercy está tomando todas las precauciones para proteger a nuestros pacientes y al personal de la propagación de COVID-19, pero necesitamos su ayuda.
Community providers can find the latest information from Children's Mercy, along with available resources.
We are regularly updating this page with key information as we receive it, but we encourage you to refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a reliable source for the most updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.
- Information About COVID-19 from Children's Mercy
- COVID-19 Testing
- COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- What to Expect During Your Visit
- Scheduling an Appointment
- Helping Your Child Wear a Mask
- Visitor Guidelines
- The School TLC Study
- Información sobre el COVID-19 en español
- Information for Physicians and Providers