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Cystic Fibrosis

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Our Cystic Fibrosis team provides complete care for children and adults with CF throughout Central Illinois. Our Center is accredited by the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for both children and adults.

We develop treatment plans designed to meet the needs of each patient. Our team helps patients and families understand medications, how to do airway clearance, good nutrition, and exercises to increase strength and endurance. We help our patients become as healthy as they can be, so they can live their lives to the fullest.

Our office is open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and our Center is located in Zone 0 of the hospital’s main campus (behind Don’s Bistro).

Directions

The CF Center is located on the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center campus.

OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois - CF Center
530 NE Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61637
Map & Directions

Once you get to the OSF Saint Francis campus, follow the signs for the North Parking Deck.  When you enter the hospital from the North Parking deck, you will see a concierge/welcome desk.  Ask for directions to the registration desk by Ultrasound and Don’s Bistro in zone 0.

The nurses from the clinic will meet you at this registration area after your registration is completed and walk you to the clinic area.

Program Description

Cystic Fibrosis care requires a team. You do not have to reach the goals of your treatment plan alone. Your Cystic Fibrosis care team will see you/your child on an outpatient basis as well as in the hospital if the need arises. Our CF Clinic is unique due to the fact that you will meet with the entire multidisciplinary team with each visit to clinic.

The Cystic Fibrosis Center care team at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois consists of the following:

Physicians: Your physicians are in charge of you/your child’s care.  They meet with the other team members and prescribe medications and treatments that are individualized for you. Your physician will be your Cystic Fibrosis expert.

Nurses: The nurses will work with you and your family on every aspect of your treatment plan. They will also provide guidance on how to carry out your activities of daily living, and help you set and meet goals that will help you be healthy.

Respiratory Therapists: Your respiratory therapists will evaluate your lung function as well as teach you techniques that will keep your airways clear.  They are the experts on airway clearance and will help you develop a plan that uses your medication and equipment.

Registered Dietitian: Registered dietitians are experts in nutrition and good nutrition is extremely important in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.  Your registered dietitian can provide you with helpful tips for preparing food and choosing high calorie supplements.  They will also work with you to help you or your child reach a healthy weight.  If digestive enzymes are needed, the dietitian will also teach you how it use them.

Physical Therapist: Your physical therapist will work with you to optimize your health using exercises and stretching to increase strength, endurance and mobility. 

Social Worker: Having a long-term illness can leave you and your family with worries, questions, and concerns.  Your social worker is here to help you sort through the information and provide you with resources to help you/your child achieve your goals.