Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
- Conditions We Treat at the Pediatric Respiratory and Immunology Center
- Allergic Skin Disorders
- Allergy Tests
- Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots)
- Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
- Contact Dermatitis (Irritant Dermatitis)
- Drug Allergies
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
- Food Allergies
- Hives (Urticaria)
- Nasal Allergies and Eye Allergies
- Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (Immune Deficiency)
- Stinging Insect Allergy
- Pediatric Severe Asthma Clinic
- Your Appointment
- Helpful Links
- Meet the Respiratory and Immunology Center Team
- Penicillin De-Labeling Clinic
- Early Peanut Introduction Clinic
- Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Study
- Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) and Asthma Study
Your child's first visit will include a history, physical exam, selected tests (as necessary), and discussion of your child's diagnosis and treatment strategy. This initial appointment could last several hours. A second appointment may be necessary.
Hasbro Children's Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
The Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Clinic is located in the Respiratory and Immunology Center
Prepare for Your Child's Appointment
It is necessary for you to obtain a referral form from your child's physician before your visit if you are insured by a managed care plan. The referral should specify the type of visit and whether or not any testing or lab work can be done.
What to Bring
- Name, address and phone number of your child's referring and/or primary physician
- Any old records, lab results and x-rays you may have
- All medications and spacer devices currently in use
- Completed new patient packet
- It may be helpful to bring some of your child's favorite toys or books
Your child may have allergy skin testing during his/her appointment. The results of this testing can be affected by medications that contain antihistamines.
- If you child takes Allegra, Atarax or Zyrtec, do not give it for 7 to 10 days before the visit.
- Benadryl and Claritin should be stopped at least 3 days before the visit.
- Antihistamines are also found in many non-prescription cold or allergy medicines; these should also be stopped at least three days before the challenge.
- Please review the complete list of medications to avoid and do not give these medications to your child for the length of time indicated
A parent or legal guardian should accompany the child in order to provide an accurate history, consent and support. A letter of authorization must be brought to the appointment if someone other than a parent or legal guardian will accompany the child.
Please feel free to call our office at 401-444-6540 before your child's appointment if you have any questions.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please provide at least 24-hours notice. We will notify you if we need to reschedule your appointment due to an office emergency.