Frequently Asked Questions
We encourage you to be involved in your child’s care. We welcome your questions if you don’t understand a treatment or procedure.
What paperwork do I need?
- Insurance or medical card
- Completed physical exam form if you received one from your doctor
- Record of all medicines and dosages
- Proof of guardianship for court-appointed guardian
Do you help with travel?
We offer assistance with your travel plans, find lodging and coordinate and schedule multiple appointments when your child needs to see several specialists in separate divisions.
What is provided for my child?
- Hospital gowns
- Pajama bottoms
- Slipper sock
What should I bring for my child?
- Comfortable clothing
- Favorite nightgown, pajamas or robe
- Slippers or shoes
- Special comfort item
- Favorite photos
- Music and DVDs (G, PG, PG-13)
- Containers for glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids
What should I bring for myself?
- Comfortable clothing and shoes
- Sweater or light jacket
- Regular medication
- Change for vending machines
- Items to help you pass time
- Journal or notebook for notes and questions
What if the patient is over age 18?
Patients 18 or older who have the ability to make an informed decision have the right to make their own medical treatment decisions and draft an advance directive.
When are visiting hours?
8:30 am – 8:30 pm. Learn more about our Visiting Guidelines.
Who can visit?
- Two primary support people (usually parents) with 24/7 visitor access
- Siblings of patients and children of adult patients
- Up to four additional adult family and friends
What should visitors do when they arrive at Cincinnati Children’s?
- Register at a Welcome Center for a photo ID badge
- Provide photo ID if over age 16
- Be free from fever, cough, colds or stomach virus symptoms
- Wash hands frequently