Resources for Families

At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. Your care providers may offer specific resources, but we also have online resources available to answer your questions and connect you with the information you need.

Child Life

Child Life

Our Child Life Specialists are specially trained and certified to help children, adolescents, and families understand and cope with illness, treatment, and hospitalization.

Follow My Heart

Learn about Follow My Heart, an online personal health record for patients with congenital heart disease.

Pastoral Care

Board-certified chaplains provide important spiritual and mental health services to all families and patients in the hospital. Children's National also has two chapels for patients, families, and staff seeking a quiet space for prayer or meditation.

Joshua's Story

Patient story

"We realize that we were very lucky we lived so close to one of the best children's hospitals with the best cardiac surgeons!"

Read More of Joshua's Story