At Children's Hospital, we understand the need for you to be close to your child while he or she is hospitalized. All patient rooms at Children's Hospital are equipped with a sleeper sofa for parents to spend the night.
To ensure the safety of our patients, we ask parents and visitors 16 and older to provide a photo ID and receive a visitor badge or wristband. Each badge or wristband is valid for 24 hours, or until you exit the facility. You can get one at one of two locations:
- The Women’s Hospital information desk in the lobby, which is open 5 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Emergency department visitors will be given wristbands and are asked to check in at the information desk when it opens.
- Children’s Hospital visitors can check in by entering University Hospital on the second floor of the Patient Visitor Garage from 5 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Otherwise, visitors should enter from the first floor of the Patient Visitor Garage.
If you have an appointment in Keene Medical Building, the department you are visiting will check you in.
NICU visitors generally are not allowed to stay overnight in the hospital. We believe it is in the best interest of the parents to get adequate rest. For more information, please talk to the NICU social worker.
Staying Off Site
For loved ones not sleeping in a patient's room, we have an online listing of hotels that offer discounts to families of patients at Children's Hospital.
If you are staying in a nearby hotel, the Ronald McDonald House or at home, please provide your child's nurse with a telephone number where you may be reached.
You are welcome to call during the night to speak with the nurse to get an update on your child's condition.