Lung and Respiratory
Wolfson Children's has the region's most comprehensive lung and respiratory programs for children. We evaluate, diagnose and provide care and ongoing management for common and complex pediatric lung conditions, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic cough and pneumonia.
Our team of pediatric pulmonary specialists has extensive experience in successfully treating a wide range of conditions in infants to teens.
Expert Accredited Care
Wolfson Children's is accredited by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), which means qualified respiratory therapists provide care to our patients and follow a strict set of evidence-based protocols for patient safety.
Conditions We Treat
- Airway obstruction
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
- Chronic cough
- Cystic fibrosis
- Recurrent pneumonia
- Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
- Sleep apnea
Programs and Services
Does your family need help taking charge of asthma? We offer programs and resources that teach parents, students, educators, health care providers and other community members about asthma, and how to successfully manage it. Our Community Asthma Partnership at Wolfson helps kids stay in school and out of the ER.
Sickle Cell Pulmonology Clinic
Children with sickle cell anemia often develop breathing problems and lung infections, such as asthma and pneumonia. Our team of pulmonologists, hematologists, respiratory therapists and other pediatric specialists come together to provide coordinated treatment and ongoing care for these children and their chronic lung problems. For more information, call 904.697.3600
Cystic Fibrosis Program
Our specialists provide comprehensive CF care and management, including education, nutrition guidance and the latest treatments and medications. Through our Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited program, your child benefits from an elevated level of care and access to the latest studies on new drugs and therapies. For more information, call 904.697.3600.
Skilled pediatric pulmonologists, allergy and immunology specialists, respiratory therapists, specialized nurses, dietitians, social workers and others are at the core of the world-class lung and respiratory care we provide at Wolfson Children's Hospital.
Respiratory Therapists Help Children Breathe Easier
You'll see respiratory therapists throughout the hospital in the Newborn ICU, Pediatric ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, emergency centers and on our Kids Kare Mobile ICUs. From caring for premature infants with underdeveloped lungs to helping children with asthma, our specialized respiratory therapists are an essential part of our health care team.
Wolfson Children’s Hospital serves children from North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. Wolfson Children’s is located on the south bank of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville. The Kids Walk connects our facilities with Nemours Children’s Health for patient and family convenience.