Main caregivers are welcome to be present throughout the stay. Please note, alcohol and smoking are strictly forbidden on hospital property at all times.
A special band, called a “parent band,” given by the patient’s nurse. Always wear this band and show it to the concierge desk as you enter the building or floor.
Main caregivers may spend the night. A pullout bed is available in many rooms and a rocker reclining chair is available in rooms that do not have a pullout bed.
Be with your child as much as you can — it helps your child feel comfortable and secure. We want you here; you are an important member of your child's healthcare team. Make sure to tell us when you leave and how we can reach you.
Ask your child’s nurse before bringing in any food to your child because:
If your nurse says you may bring in food for your child:
Yes, visiting hours for others are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Child visitors (12 years of age or under) must come with an adult and cannot visit a patient in isolation.
Your nurse will work with you to determine the number of family members or visitors who can safely be present in the room. We want to make sure the patients you're visiting and all of our other patients get the rest needed.
The nurse may limit visiting if there is too much noise for the patient to rest.
We maintain a safe and calm healing environment for our patients. Any person who acts in a way that could be harmful to patients, other families or staff will be asked to leave.
Visitors who are ill or becoming ill (cough, runny nose, fever, vomiting, diarrhea or rash) or have been recently exposed to a communicable illness should not visit your child. We may need to change our policy and restrict visitors during flu season or if there is a communicable disease outbreak.
It is the policy of Children’s Hospital of Chicago Medical Center not to discriminate with regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion or national origin in the treatment of patients and their families.