Tell us about your child. During your first call to the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders, a member of our staff will gather basic information about your child. Later, an experienced clinical member of our team (a nurse practitioner or physician assistant) will speak with you to get more in-depth information about the reason for your visit and answer any questions.
Share medical records. We may request copies of specific medical records and studies that your child has already completed. This is very important to understanding the complete background of your child's case, and communicating that background information to the different specialists you might see during your visit. If your child's primary pediatrician referred you to CHOP, we will work closely with him or her directly to provide your child with whatever care is needed. An appointment will be set up as soon as possible.
Children who are being evaluated in the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders are seen on the main campus of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the Wood Center. The Airway Clinic is on the first floor in the Otolaryngology (ENT) department. Parking is available in the garage below the building. Please review the resources available to help you prepare for your visit to CHOP including driving directions, a video guide, and list of hospital amenities.
If you are traveling to Philadelphia from a distance, our experienced social worker can help you with travel arrangements and accommodations as needed.
Your visit to our Center may be planned so that many different evaluations and tests can be done in as short a time as possible. If your child needs to be seen by several specialists, one of our program coordinators will make these appointments and provide you with the all the details and the plan for your visit. The benefits to you include:
After your office visit, we will contact your physician and send correspondence regarding our recommendations. Whatever plan of treatment you follow, our team is here to answer your questions, provide information and support you in any way we can.
Our program coordinators, nurse practitioners and physician assistant are available by phone during routine office hours to answer any additional questions or concerns that you may have.