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.

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Concierge

Children's National Health System's Concierge Services team aims to help families feel more at home during their visit or stay, whether it's assisting with hotel accommodations or simply providing toiletries to families.

Pediatric Gynecology

Social Work

Our social workers are specially trained and licensed professionals who provide an array of psychosocial services to enhance the quality of care our patients and families receive, both within Children's National and in the community.

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.

Visiting & Staying

At Children’s National, we strive to make you and your child’s visit or extended stay both safe and comfortable. To help ease any anxiety or uncertainty, we encourage you to explore this section before your child’s appointment or surgery.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Children’s National offers various support groups for families to exchange helpful information, provide solace to one another, and offer tips to help in caring for their children.