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The nation's children's hospital

Patients from around the Washington, DC, region, the nation, and the world seek care and treatment from Children’s internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals.

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Choosing the Right Care Team

Children’s National is ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in many specialties by U.S.News & World Report and has earn Magnet designation. Learn more about our commitment to families.

Access to a Full Range of Care

We take a team approach to care, where all specialties and departments are integrated to offer the best care overall. We offer everything from primary care through very specialized care, all focused on kids.

Our Stories

Read or watch stories from our patients and about our staff. You may even want to share a story of your experiences at Children's National.

After a Diagnosis is Made

Children’s National Health System knows it is important for families, as key parts of the care team; to be highly informed of their child’s condition and the treatment plan established upon diagnosis.

Support for Families

We know it’s not just children who need support and guidance. We’ve created an experience designed with kids and families in mind, a place focused on their unique physical and emotional needs.


Frequent appointments or staying overnight at the hospital can be stressful for families. At Children’s National, we offer a variety of amenities to support you and your family during your stay.

Amenities around Washington DC

Children’s National Health System, based at 111 Michigan Ave, NW, Washington, DC, is situated on a 57-acre campus. Children’s overlooks the District's landscape, including the Capitol, Washington Monument and other landmarks.

International Patients

Traveling abroad for medical care brings many additional challenges for families. The Global Services team assists our families with every aspect of receiving care.

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Children's National in Your Neighborhood

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Did you know Children’s National has more than 50 locations throughout the region? Find one that’s convenient for your family.

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