A prescription-only treatment option for young children with bronchiolitis
Located in the ChildLife Center in Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, the Via Christi Suctioning Clinic is open 24 hours and is accessible by prescription-only.
It is a treatment option for children from 4 weeks to 24 months of age who have been diagnosed with bronchiolitis. The diagnosis is made after an exam by a primary care physician who will also provide a prescription to the clinic.
If your doctor refers your child to the clinic, your child will be seen by a trained pediatric nurse for evaluation and treatment. Visits are recommended to be twice a day for up to four days. Treatments may be at least 30 minutes or until parents notice an improvement in their child’s ability to breathe comfortably.