Children’s Hospital Colorado has unveiled its new Allergy and Immunology Center that will provide management and treatment of infants, children, adolescents and young adults with food, drug, and environmental allergies, asthma and immunologic diseases.

Spanning over an area of 11,350ft², the new facility includes 12 clinic rooms and 12 observation rooms which have been designed to host food challenges, drug challenges, and clinical research.

Children’s Colorado Allergy and Immunology section chief Dan Atkins said: “This dedicated space on the Anschutz Medial Campus will allow us to improve care and offer enhanced services to our families in a timely fashion.

“The centre was built with the special needs of our patients in mind, and its unique design provides the perfect space to stimulate increased collaboration among providers and encourage innovative research.”

The rooms feature necessary facilities required to treat allergic reactions, including life-threatening anaphylaxis; centrally-located and collaborative nursing pods.

Other facilities include dedicated space for infusions and food and environmental immunotherapy; a psychologist’s office, consultation room, and conference/telehealth room.

At the new centre, patients can avail special treatment for asthma and exercise-induced asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis and chronic sinusitis.

Additional treatment facilities are available for, eczema/atopic dermatitis, food, drug, animal and environmental allergies, insect sting sensitivity, angioedema, acute and chronic urticaria (hives) and anaphylaxis.

Allergy and Immunology CentredirectorDavid Fleischer said: “Children’s Colorado believes a multidisciplinary approach is the best way to improve the quality of life for young patients, so in addition to our allergy and immunology specialists, we are able to directly collaborate here with any pediatric subspecialist, which strengthens our ability to provide a full spectrum of care.”

The new facility also features experienced staff of medical providers, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, social workers and child life therapists, who collaborate to evaluate and treat patients.