What patients and families need to know
Resources for Families
At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s heart 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.
Clinically trained on-call chaplains are available to patients, families and staff 24/7 for support, education, ritual and consultation.
Child Life Specialists at Children's National are trained and certified to help children, adolescents and families with psychological and emotional support during outpatient and inpatient visits.
Creative and Therapeutic Arts Services help children transcend the hospital experience by bringing the cultural arts, arts education and animal visitation to patients at their bedside and in the Costco Wholesale Atrium.
We offer resources for families to help answer questions and ease your child’s hospital experience in the Electrophysiology Program.
Our Parent Navigator Program informs, educates, supports and empowers families to be strong partners with providers in advocating for child’s medical, educational and social well-being.
Our council seeks to improve patient- and family-centered care for all Children's National families.
Referred to cardiology for the first time? We have prepared a list of questions to help you talk with your cardiologist about your child’s care.
We understand you may have a lot of questions when your child is referred to a surgeon. Here are a few helpful questions you can use when you speak with a pediatric surgeon.
The Heart Institute has dedicated social workers to support families of children receiving cardiac care.
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.