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COVID-19 Headline

In Effect Now

Children’s Mercy is implementing full visitor restrictions to keep you and your child safe:

  • No visitors, including sibling visitors
  • Parents/guardians are not considered visitors
  • Parents/guardians must be free of respiratory symptoms and fever to be in the hospital

In order to help keep our patients as safe as possible, we are working to reschedule some of our specialty clinic visits, non-urgent imaging procedures and elective surgeries. If your child’s appointment needs to be changed, our team will be reaching out to you directly. We appreciate your understanding as we work to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible from the spread of COVID-19.

Information and resources

Novel coronavirus - updated March 31, 2020

Infectious Disease specialists at Children's Mercy describe the COVID-19 virus, symptoms and related frequently asked questions.

We have compiled resources to help you have informed discussions with your child about the virus.

Children's Mercy providers offer information about what to do if you think your child has COVID-19 and how to treat your child's symptoms if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or you think they might have the virus.

We have compiled information and resources for parents of children with special needs or chronic conditions to help with their care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our goal is to keep every person who comes to Children's Mercy safe. Learn about what to expect when coming to Children's Mercy at this time.

Children's Mercy is implementing full visitor restrictions to keep you and your child safe. See details of visitor restrictions.

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.

In addition to information here, we have created a COVID-19 hotline for families, community physicians and providers.

(816) 302-8800

Ways to Give

We continue to provide around-the-clock, world-class care – care that your giving makes possible. Be a champion for families and our healthcare staff today by helping us respond to our areas of greatest need during this crisis.

Important note

Please note this is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
 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. For the latest information, please refer to the CDC.