The Convalescent Hospital for Children was founded in 1833 to care for children who had been orphaned by an outbreak of Asiatic Cholera. It was the first facility of its kind in the United States. 


Today, the Convalescent Hospital for Children is an affiliate of Cincinnati Children's and provides care for children with long-term conditions ranging from brain injury to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to mental health issues. It is one of the few truly comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation programs in the nations.


Because patients stay at the main campus of Cincinnati Children's, they have access to world-class interdisciplinary care, such as:

  • occupational, physical and aquatic therapy
  • psychiatric services for children from birth through adolescence
  • support services to help kids with chronic medical conditions transition from hospital to home care.