Preparing for Your Visit
At Children’s National, we strive to make your family’s visit or extended stay both safe and comfortable. Whether you’re visiting our main hospital in Washington, D.C., or one of our outpatient centers throughout the region, you may have questions before, during or after your child’s visit.
We’re here to answer your questions and provide you with useful information about getting here, what you need to bring and what you should know about our facilities.
Discover general information, guidelines and tips to help you prepare for your visit.
We want your trip to our hospital to be easy to navigate, whether by car or public transportation. Here are tips for traveling to and/or parking at our main hospital campus.
We understand keeping up with your child’s medical needs can be challenging, so we have provided information to help you prepare for your child’s first appointment.
Find the information you need to help prepare your child with developmental disabilities to receive medical care.
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.
When you have a sick child, navigating finances can be difficult. Learn about your payment options, the billing process, accepted health plans, medical records and financial assistance.
The hospitalization of your child can be tough on the whole family. Communicating with your child honestly and openly will help to reduce their worries. Read our tips to help facilitate this conversation.
Discover the virtual and in-person tours that we have to help prepare children and families for their journey.