We’re Here For All Patients During COVID-19

UI Health Care continues to serve all patients who have new or existing essential health care needs. We’re urging everyone to stay home and stay safe whenever possible. But if you need attention from one of our health care teams, we’re here for you, as always.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) At-Home Toolkit for Families

Resources to help parents and children during the COVID-19 pandemic

Thinking of visiting UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital? Here’s what you need to know first.

To protect the health of our patients and their families, we’re limiting the number of public entrances to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. We have guidelines you can read before you decide to come.

If you feel ill or your child feels ill and you’re concerned that it might be COVID-19, you can schedule a telehealth video visit with one of our providers.


Coping with change and staying safe

The COVID-19 pandemic has us all dealing with changes and uncertainties that few of us have ever faced before.

Children may be scared, frustrated, or angry. Parents are worried about health and safety and about providing for the family. Understanding, compassion, and communication are so important for preparing everyone to live under these strange new conditions.

We’ve collected these resources to help you connect with kids and to give you ideas for managing your home through trying times.

Staying active and fighting off boredom

Social distancing and a full house can make it hard to be creative when thinking of stuff to do. 

But sitting around too much is sure to lead to boredom, restlessness, and obsessing too much about things that are out of our control.

A nice mix of fun things to learn and fun things to do can go a long way toward keeping bodies and minds active, engaged, and healthy.

These resources from the University of Iowa Health Care STEM Education Program can help.

We’ve got more of these videos and activities to share, so be sure to come back and check for the latest additions when you need more ideas.

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