Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
We have received many phone calls about the Coronavirus and are following recommendations from the CF Foundation.
The University of Wisconsin Cystic Fibrosis Center is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care to patients with cystic fibrosis (CF).
In addition to providing patient care, we are involved in teaching health care professionals about cystic fibrosis and research to provide better means of diagnosis and treatment.
Our care center is one of more than 115 care centers across the country accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, meaning both the adult and pediatric physicians in our center have specialty training in pulmonology. In addition to three years of training in general pediatrics or internal medicine, our physicians have an additional three years of training in lung disease.
The National Institutes of Health has cited our network as a model of effective and efficient health care for a chronic disease.
The Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Program is in the midst of a quality improvement project. Learn more about the project (pdf)
Drive-Thru Throat Swabs
For patients having telemedicine/video appointments, we offer throat swab testing at a drive-thru site. Learn more about drive-thru testing
For patients over 6 years of age who are having telemedicine/video appointments, learn how to set up and use a spirometer. Read about home spirometry
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has "Cons" (virtual conventions) for patients and families. The scheduled virtual events in 2021 are:
- April 15 and 17: ResearchCon. ResearchCon is a virtual event dedicated to cystic fibrosis science and research for anyone with a personal or professional connection to CF.
- June 11 and 12: CF FamilyCon. CF FamilyCon is a two-day event held that will provide adults with cystic fibrosis, their families, and friends a space to connect, share, and learn from each other.
- Sept. 24 and 25: CF BreatheCon. BreatheCon is a two-day event for adults with cystic fibrosis that will provide a virtual space to share, connect, and learn while supporting one another.
To register, visit cff.org/VirtualEvents