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Wolfson Children's Hospital Your Child's Hospital Stay

Your Child's Hospital Stay

In this section, you'll find information about coming to Wolfson Children's Hospital for just a few hours, overnight or longer.

Getting Ready

Outpatient Surgery / Procedure Parent Guide

Learn what to expect before, during and after outpatient surgery.

Overnight Stays at Wolfson Children's

  • Children often feel more comfortable having items from home. Each department or clinic may have specific guidelines, so please ask in advance if you have any questions.

    Wolfson will supply diapers, hospital gowns, pajama bottoms and slipper socks, along with providing age-appropriate toys and video games.

    You may want to bring:

    • Comfortable daytime clothing
    • Favorite nightgown, pair of pajamas or robe
    • Slippers or shoes
    • Special bottle, cup, book, toy, pillowcase or blanket
    • Hairbrush, comb, barrettes
    • Toiletries such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo and more
    • Photos
    • School books and assignments
    • Containers for glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, dental retainers

    Children with specialized wheelchairs and/or decompression tubes should bring them. Please be sure to label personal items and clothing you bring to the hospital. We'll do our best to help you keep track of them, but it is your responsibility.

    • Latex or rubber balloons
    • Valuables - please leave anything of monetary or sentimental value at home. We would never want you to have to worry about these things or lose them. This could include such things as jewelry, portable music or game devices, etc.
    • Weapons of any kind are not allowed on the property

While You're Here

Visitor Information

Guidelines for guests and siblings visiting the hospital.

Hospital Amenities

  • Patient dining
  • Where to eat
  • ATMs, chapel, mail, pharmacy and more
  • Accessibility services
  • Interpreter services / language assistance
  • Nearby shops and entertainment

Family Support Services

Spiritual care, child life, art and pet therapy and more.

NICU Parent Guide

Helping you navigate your baby's time in the neonatal intensive care unit.