What to Bring to the Hospital 

Please bring the following information with you to the Hospital on the day of your child’s admission, on the day of your child’s surgery, and for pre-admission testing. This will help the admission process go smoothly.

___ Complete list of prescription and over-the-counter medications that your child is currently taking, as well as a list of any allergies

___ Reports your child’s doctor gave you to bring to the Hospital

___ Medical insurance information, including insurance cards, pre-certification, and any other documentation required by your insurer

___ Referrals

___ Physician names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses

___ Government-issued photo identification card for parents, such as driver’s license, passport, or other official ID

___ Custody, divorce, or other legal papers when needed, to verify who can sign for your child’s medical tests and treatments

___ Employer ID for parents or guardians

___ Emergency contact numbers

For Your Child’s Comfort Checklist

Children often feel more comfortable in the Hospital when they have their own personal things from home. Therefore, we encourage you to bring personal items to be used during your child’s stay such as:

___ Favorite pillow or blanket
___ Easily cleaned toy, doll, or stuffed animal
___ Favorite video game or music
___ Pictures of family and friends

The Komansky Center for Children’s Health provides Hospital gowns, diapers, and basic toiletries. Please bring shower shoes and slippers, as well as your child’s own toothbrush, toothpaste, comb/brush, shampoo, and other personal bathroom items. Many children prefer to wear their own clothing during their stay and, therefore, you may bring a few favorite clothing items. In addition, bring glasses, hearing aids, braces, crutches, or corrective shoes, if used by your child. We ask that you mark any items from home with your child’s name. For health reasons, children will not be permitted to share their personal things.

What to Leave at Home
  • The use of electrical appliances brought from home is prohibited except in special circumstances.
  • Please leave all valuables at home. Items such as jewelry, expensive clothing, or other costly items should not be brought to the Hospital. The Hospital is not responsible for the loss of or damage to any personal property kept in your child’s room. If an item must be secured, please ask a nurse to arrange for the Hospital’s Security Office to assist you.

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