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Asthma Care

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World-Class Asthma Care

Our exceptional team is committed to improving the quality of life for children with a range of asthma needs.

If your child is experiencing coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest tightness, or if you think your child has asthma, Children’s National Hospital is here to provide your child with the quality care they deserve.

Our dedicated asthma team of physicians, respiratory therapists and nurse practitioners have in-depth knowledge and expertise in treating infants, children and adolescents with asthma and other lung-related conditions.

Choosing Children’s National for Asthma Care

Children’s National is one of the largest providers of acute asthma care in the mid-Atlantic region. In fact, Children’s National takes care of one percent of all pediatric patients in the nation that are seen in emergency departments for acute asthma care every year.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Top-ranked program. U.S. News & World Report named our Division of Pulmonary Medicine among the top 10 in the nation. Learn more. 
  • Advanced diagnostic testing. We use the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment technology when performing a wide range of asthma assessments, diagnostics and therapeutic services.
  • Array of inpatient services. If your child is admitted at Children’s National, we offer comprehensive inpatient services to patients with acute asthma, ranging from short stay units to intensive care.
  • Unparalleled expertise and care. We use the latest advances in breathing treatments and care, all delivered by our dedicated team of pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists and emergency medicine physicians.
  • Clinical research. We have an entire research team dedicated to improving the care of pediatric asthma patients and providing them with the newest forms of treatment.

Programs That Provide Asthma Care at Children’s National

Most children with asthma are cared for by their general physician or pediatrician (usually seen every 3 to 6 months) and do not require subspecialty care. However for some patients, families may prefer to seek out subspecialty care or pediatricians may refer patients to subspecialty asthma care.

These programs will help minimize your child's flare-ups and improve their quality of life.

Contact Us

For questions about asthma care or to to schedule an appointment with one of of our specialized programs, please contact us at 202-476-3970.