Heart Center Family & Community Resource Guide

It can be overwhelming to navigate your child's treatment. To help prepare you, we have compiled a list of resources that may help you throughout the care journey — whether it's preparing for an inpatient stay at Lurie Children's, learning more about how to care for your child's condition, or connecting with support groups.

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Educational Resources for Families 

Preparing for Your Visit or Stay

Guide to Prepare for Your CCU Stay

Our team has developed a guide for everything you need to know for before, during and after your stay in the Cardiac Care Unit. 

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View a list of hotels and other lodging options near the main hospital.

Learn More About Nearby Accomodations


View parking instructions for the main hospital. 

Learn More About Parking

Explore the Hospital

All of our spaces were built with kids in mind. With evidence-based design from research on healing spaces, our building is made to help kids heal faster.

Learn more about our spaces

Child Life

As members of your child's healthcare team, child life specialists partner with families to tailor interventions to best meet each child’s individual needs.

Learn more about our child life specialists

Social Work

We understand your child's hospitalization may be a very stressful time for you, your child and your family, so our specially trained and certified social workers collaborate with your child’s medical team to make sure your child has the best hospital stay possible.

Learn more about our social workers

Other Support Services

Lurie Children’s is not only focused on treating children’s illnesses, but we are also committed to making sure our patients and their families are supported mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Find out what other support programs and services are available throughout your treatment experience.

Learn more about resources available to families

Additional Support for Families

For further information on support services and resources available to heart families, visit the sites below: