Asthma Treatment Programs (Pediatric)

If your child has asthma, seek the best care possible.

Whether your child has mild, moderate or severe asthma, having a pediatric asthma specialist assess and treat his or her specific needs can mean your child can get healthier, faster. Our pediatric specialists are the best in their fields, working in an environment dedicated to meeting the rising demand for asthma care. Our comprehensive program offers patients and their families a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and management of their asthma.


Our Pediatric Asthma Treatment Programs offer:

  • Evaluation for allergies and other triggers
  • Diagnostic tests not available elsewhere
  • Individualized treatment plans that reflect each child’s specific needs
  • Rehabilitation services, including pulmonary rehabilitation and occupational therapy
  • Nutrition counseling and education
  • Psychological assessment and treatment
  • Art therapy programs
  • Pediatric Severe Asthma Clinic

At National Jewish Health, you and your child have the support of the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Families come here from around the world to receive treatment they can’t find anywhere else.

There are two programs that children with asthma can enter at National Jewish Health to receive treatment based on the severity of their asthma and the level of difficulty in managing their disease: The Pediatric Outpatient Clinic and the Pediatric Day Program.


Reasons to Visit National Jewish Health

The management of asthma can vary based on the particular child; education and regular treatments can help to successfully control it. Any one of the following is a good reason to see the National Jewish Health for Kids asthma team:

  • Asthma interferes with the ability to sleep or perform daily activities
  • Asthma is not well controlled
  • Interfering with exercise and/or sports
  • Needing a lot of rescue medications
  • Concerns about medications used to treat asthma
  • Wanting to know if allergies are playing a role
  • Regular doctor suggests an evaluation
  • Wanting to participate in research studies to learn more about asthma and new treatments


Related Programs


Clinical Trials

Combination Therapy for Pediatric Asthma Patients

Our researchers are studying an investigational combination of medications, one used to treat asthma in adults and the other not yet approved to treat adult asthma, to determine if it can improve symptoms and lung function in asthma patients age 5 to 17.

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Reasons to Choose National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians consistently recognized among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 6 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to more than 300 active clinical trials
  • 121-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders


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