What should I bring to the hospital?

Some patients may require an overnight or extended visit to Children’s Hospital. For your convenience we have provided a list of items you might want to bring. You may use the bathroom and shower in your child’s room and we can provide you with towels and linens. You may bring toiletries and a pillow from home. If you need toiletries at any time during your stay, some of these items can be purchased in the hospital gift shop or the pharmacy in our lobby.

  • health insurance card
  • medications
  • hairbrush or comb
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • a pillow
  • change of clothes
  • pajamas (We recommend parents sleep in comfortable clothes, such as sweatpants, to maintain privacy.)
  • reading materials
  • address book
  • photographs of family and friends