Visiting & Staying
Flu screening. Flu season is over, but visitors to inpatient areas will continue to be screened for infectious disease at our Welcome Desk to protect our patients. Learn more about this screening.
Shuttle service. All shuttles (except Brookland) pick up and drop off passengers at the East Wing Emergency Department entrance. The Brookland Metro shuttle bus route picks up and drops off at the ramps and canopies at the end of the East Wing hallway near the Emergency Department.
Parking garage renovations. We're upgrading and modernizing our main campus parking garage. Please allow extra time when arriving for your appointment. Learn more about our garage improvements.
Helpful Links and Resources
At Children’s National, we strive to make you and your child’s visit or extended stay both safe and comfortable. Whether you’re visiting our main hospital in Washington, DC, or one of our outpatient centers throughout the region, it can be stressful and you may have questions before your visit, or even during your child’s appointment or extended stay.
- Visiting an outpatient center or primary care practice? Search by location for directions, hours of operation, contact information, amenities, and services
- Learn what support services and amenities Children’s National offers for patients and families, including a discount rate for inpatient families to use the fitness center at nearby Trinity University
- Watch the videos featured in our “Visiting” playlist to better understand how we serve our patients and families
- Learn more about our unique Healing Garden, a relaxing outdoor space for children and their families to connect with nature
Parents, guardians, and family friends are encouraged to visit children who are staying in the hospital. Children’s National has guidelines for visitors that help us maintain a safe and calm environment for high-quality care.
Our main campus is easily accessible if you are driving or taking public transportation, and has onsite parking for families.
Children’s National has two Emergency Departments to meet the needs of our patients. For your convenience, Children’s National offers real-time information on the wait times at our Emergency Departments.
At Children’s National Health System, our approach to caring for patients involves the entire family. As our partner in care, we work closely with you to ensure the best outcomes and a positive experience while your child is a patient with us.
We have a team of staff members ready to help you make arrangements for your stay nearby while your child receives care. From hotels to corporate apartments, there are a variety of accommodations available for your family.
Learn about our privacy commitment, patient rights, and who to contact if you have concerns.
Learn about our retail food operations, dining cards, coffee bars, vending machines, and kosher pantry at Children's National.
When preparing for your child’s surgery, it is important that you understand the process and feel comfortable with our facility. View our resources to help prepare you and your child before, during and after surgery.
Kids being treated at Children's National have a way to enjoy fresh air, the outdoors and inspiring views of the nation's capital at our Healing Garden.