Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Early diagnosis and an individualized treatment plan are the keys to ensuring the best quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis. 

The Cystic Fibrosis Center at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has the largest program of its kind in the state, offering a multidisciplinary approach for complete care.

While every patient receives personalized care, your family can expect your treatment plan to include some or all of the following:

Outpatient Treatments

  • Visits every 3 months to monitor lung health, growth, and nursing and social support.  CF appointments are available 5 days a week.
  • All visits may include evaluation by a respiratory therapist, dietitian, social worker, nurse, pharmacist and pulmonary physician. 
  • Testing includes blood testing, sputum (mucus) test, and a lung function testing.  An X-ray, CT scan, and/or MRI could be ordered as well.
  • Annual evaluation by respiratory therapists for equipment, airway clearance, and medication review and assessment
  • Written care plans at each visit
  • Infant pulmonary function testing is offered to monitor early health
  • Outpatient bronchoscopy is offered for diagnostic purposes
  • Cystic Fibrosis Care: Clinic Visits 

Inpatient Treatments

  • Experienced inpatient teams with nursing, pharmacy, and staff with decades of experience with inpatient CF care
  • Seamless integration with C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s state of the art pediatric ICU
  • Opportunity for home intravenous antibiotics on a case by case basis.  Coordinated with dedicated home care services. 
  • Cystic Fibrosis Care: Hospital Admissions 

Visit the Patient Resources section for education materials related to CF treatments. 

Make an Appointment 

To schedule an appointment to discuss cystic fibrosis care at U-M, call us at 734-764-4123.