Children's Medical Center
We focus on a family-friendly environment to help make your child's stay at Children’s as comfortable as possible. We want you and your child to know what to expect every step of the way.
If you and your child are spending the night, please review the following list to find out what you need to bring:
Parents or legal guardians are welcome to stay 24 hours a day. You may assign one adult friend or family member to stay overnight in your place.
Your child’s room has a recliner, sleeping chair or sofa. Children younger than 18 are not permitted to spend the night in your child’s room.
Parents can also stay at the Ronald McDonald House, depending on available rooms and other factors. Our social workers are available around the clock. They can help with these arrangements and other needs. Our Social Services department can also help arrange a stay at nearby hotels. Many area hotels offer discounted rates.
To contact a social worker, dial (214) 456-2300 on weekdays or extension (214) 456-2117 on weekends.
There are a number of other things you can do to make your child’s stay more comfortable:
To keep the campus safe and secure, some entrances are locked after visiting hours. Parents and legal guardians may still enter through three areas on the Dallas campus:
Remember, our Children’s staff is here to help. If you have questions or need more information, please feel free to contact the Child Life Department at 214-456-6280. You may also want to read the answers to questions we hear most often from parents and families.
As the only academic health care facility in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18, Children’s Health℠ provides patient care ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatment in areas such as heart disease, hematology-oncology and cystic fibrosis.