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Children with severe asthma are impacted by triggers in the environment such as pollen, smoke, mold and other stressors. This can lead to frequent flare-ups of coughing, wheezing and chest tightness that often result in missed school days due to low physical endurance.

Our Providers

Our pediatric specialists provide personalized care for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health needs.

Contact Information

For appointments, please call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327) and for information, call 202-476-2128

If your child has had the following, we will work with you to find the most appropriate treatment and the causes of your child's asthma:

  • One hospitalization for asthma in the last year
  • More than two emergency room visits or other indicators of poorly-controlled asthma

The Region’s Most Experienced Team of Asthma Specialists

Our nationally-recognized care team will offer treatment specific to your child's needs and identify asthma triggers that may be hard to detect. This collaborative approach is why patients with the most complicated asthma cases in the mid-Atlantic region are referred to Children's National.

Treating Asthma with a Family-Centered Approach

Children's National has created one of the nation's leading programs to support children who are chronically affected by asthma that does not respond well to treatment. Our unique program to treat your child's severe asthma includes:

Family-Focused Asthma Education

Advanced Diagnostic Testing

Research Translated into Innovative Treatments

Community-Focused Asthma Care Outreach

Contacting the Severe Asthma Clinic

At the Severe Asthma Clinic (202-476-2128), we only see patients who have chronic asthma that is not responding well to treatment. Make an appointment with us if your child:

  • Was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) or had more than one hospitalization in the past year due to severe asthma
  • Was evaluated in IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic or primary care and was noted to have uncontrolled moderate or severe asthma symptoms, despite traditional treatment
  • Needs high dose daily therapy to maintain asthma control


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