When you come to the Emergency Department at Cincinnati Children’s, be sure to bring:

  • Insurance card (preferably not a copy)
  • Identification (for example, a driver’s license)
  • Child’s social security number
  • Name and address of the child’s primary care provider
  • List of child’s allergies
  • Current list of child’s medications

Optional Items

  • Distraction materials for both you and the child
  • Light jacket or blanket due to possible temperature variances


  • If you come by ambulance and are discharged, make sure you have a ride home. The Emergency Department does not provide cab vouchers.
  • Remember to have a car seat brought to the hospital to transport a child home.