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IMPORTANT: Elective Surgery and Specialty Clinic Visits

Beginning Friday, March 20, Cook Children’s will begin canceling and rescheduling surgical/procedural cases that are deemed to be elective through May 1. These decisions will be made by clinicians on a case by case basis in an effort to reduce person-to-person contact. Time sensitive, emergent and urgent cases will still take place. Parents and guardians will be contacted if their child’s appointment/procedure needs to be rescheduled. If you feel your child’s upcoming procedure or appointment can be postponed at least six weeks, please call your physician’s office. This change is being made in accordance with recommendations by the federal government and the American College of Surgeons.

"Cook Children's remains dedicated to the care of our patients and our community during this public health emergency," said Alice Philips, M.D., a member of Cook Children’s Physician Network’s COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Task Force and a pediatrician in Cityview. “As a health care system, we are taking unprecedented measures to protect our patients, their families, the community, our physicians and staff. We hope people understand any inconvenience this may create and work with us, until this public health crisis is over and we return to a sense of normalcy.”

These changes will be followed for the foreseeable future. As with everything involving COVID-19, this situation is fluid and changing frequently. Please continue to follow Cook Children’s for the latest information.


Parents and families, as we continue to follow the recommendations from the CDC, if you have an appointment at our Dodson clinic, our urgent care centers, or any of our other clinics or primary care offices, please bring and wear your own cloth face covering from home. Learn how to make your own cloth face covering or mask here. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

Cook Children's pediatric surgery centers offer a dedicated staff skilled in a full range of pediatric surgery services. Our facilities are built around the needs of children and our team of pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, Child Life specialists, and other caregivers are devoted to treating kids. This specialized team will be with your child every step of the way. We will do our best to keep you informed, put you and your child at ease and help you be as comfortable as possible.

Cook Children's Plano Pediatric Surgery Center is moving to Prosper on April 6, 2020. We will continue providing the same great service you're accustomed to receiving, but in an all-new campus, including primary care, urgent care, specialty care, lab services, imaging and a future medical center (opening 2022). Get location details here.

We're Here to Help.

If your child requires surgery, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices.