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Hospital Amenities

We offer a variety of services and amenities to you and your family during your stay. Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Some of the amenities we offer:

Activity Rooms

Pediatric Playroom and Teen Activity Rooms

These rooms are to remain a "safe place" for children at all times. No painful procedures, treatments or examinations that are upsetting to the child or other children are allowed in these rooms. All toys and games are provided by the Children's Miracle Network and other charitable organizations for the use of MU Children's Hospital patients and their families. All games and toys may be taken to patient rooms, but are not permitted to leave the units without permission of the Child Life staff. Movie carts and video games are available on each unit to be checked out and taken back to patient rooms.

Pediatric Playroom

The pediatric playroom is located in the pediatric inpatient unit located on the fifth floor of Children's Hospital. The playroom schedule is posted in all patient rooms and on playroom doors. The playroom is for patients only, but siblings may take toys from the playroom back to the patient's room during their visits. All patients in the playroom must be supervised by an adult.  A volunteer may be available to provide parents with a break.

Movies are provided for you and your family. All movies are rated G or PG, and two movies may be checked out at a time.

Teen Activity Room 

The teen activity room is located in the adolescent  inpatient unit located on the fifth floor of Children's Hospital. The room is open until curfew, which is 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. Siblings and visitors 13 or older are allowed to use the activity room but need to stay with the patient they are visiting. Please remember the crafts and activities are for patients only. Patients have first priority on the video games and computer.

Movies are provided for use in the room or at bedside. Only movies rated G, PG or PG-13 are allowed. Everyone in the activity room is expected to be on his or her best behavior. No obscene language, music or materials, physical or verbal abuse, or destruction of property is allowed. A computer for patients provides games and Internet access. Access to the Internet is filtered through a program called CyberSitter.

Wishing Well Gift Shop

Wishing Well Online Shop

573-875-9217, Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Wishing Well Gift Shop is located in the lobby of MU Women's and Children's hospital. Merchandise such as cards, flowers, magazines, candles, candy, personal items and gifts may be purchased. The volunteers will be happy to deliver merchandise to patient rooms. Food items such as gum and candy will not be delivered without approval from nursing staff.

The gift shop is a wonderful part of the culture of MU Women's and Children's Hospital. All profits from the gift shop benefit patient programs.

Order by phone
Please call 573-875-9217 to place an order by phone. We accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover. Our staff and volunteers are eager to help you choose a gift for your loved one.

Shop online
The Wishing Well Gift Shop online at Women's and Children's Hospital is pleased to offer a 24-hour online catalog for our customers who are unable to visit our shop. This option allows for courteous and efficient service to you and more importantly, to our patients, your friends and family members.

We offer a variety of wonderful gift items

  • Baby items - numerous pink and blue selections including big brother/big sister t-shirts
  • Melissa & Doug educational toys
  • Mizzou gear
  • Pre-teen gifts
  • MU Women's and Children's Hospital logo t-shirts
  • Plush, fun toy animals in all shapes and sizes

Volunteer Opportunities
The Wishing Well would love to have you join our team by volunteering in the gift shop. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kay Steward, manager of Volunteer Services at 573-882-4714.

Other gift shop locations

Lactation Services

We offer full-time certified lactation consultants to help assist you with breastfeeding, including answering common questions. Learn more about our lactation services.

Mail

Letters and packages for patients are delivered each day by volunteers.

Letters to patients should be addressed:

Patient Name
Room Number, MU Children's Hospital
404 Keene St., Columbia, MO 65201.

Stamps and stationery may be purchased in the hospital gift shop. Outgoing mail may be given to a volunteer or taken to the nursing station.

Upon your child's discharge from the hospital, mail will be forwarded to your home address. Visitors may use the outgoing mail drop box located in the lobby next to the Oasis restaurant. Mail is picked up Monday through Friday.

Meals

Oasis

The cafeteria, Oasis, is located in the lobby of the hospital. It offers a wide range of made to order items as well as featured daily entrees. The cafeteria is open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. seven days per week and midnight to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Visa, MasterCard & Discover are accepted for credit or debit. Personal checks are not accepted at the cafeteria.

Customers have many options, including several grab-and-go sandwiches and salads, and four unique food stations:

  • The Cabana station offers Kaldi's coffee, soups, build-your-own sandwiches and personal-size pizzas.
  • The Creations station features stir-fry ingredients that are cooked to your order.
  • The Homestyle station features comfort foods, such as meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
  • The Sizzle station offers hamburgers and grilled sandwiches.

Menu

Nutritional Information

Parking

MU Children's Hospital visitors may park free of charge in a surface lot located west of the hospital facing Keene Street. Please contact Guest Relations at (573) 882-1053 if you receive a parking ticket in error.

Pharmacy

Keene Street Pharmacy is located in front of Women's and Children's Hospital. Keene Street Pharmacy is a full-service retail pharmacy offering first aid supplies, breast feeding supplies, over-the-counter medicines and prescription drugs. The pharmacy also has a drive-thru window for your convenience.

Send a Cheer Card

Do you have a friend or family member that you wish to send your thoughts and wishes to? Send them a card.

Giving to Children's Hospital

MU Children's Hospital strives to provide the highest quality care for children throughout Missouri - regardless of their family's ability to pay. Thousands of people like you have helped Children's Hospital in this mission through gifts of talent, time and financial support. Learn more about our giving opportunities. Donate today!

Contact Us

If you have specific questions about how to best plan your gift to MU Children's Hospital, please contact one of our development officers below:

Laura Gajda
Executive Director of Advancement
573-884-8883

Development Officer
573-884-0724

Imagine Magazine

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