While you’re at Children’s
When you’re at any Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota location, we want you to be as comfortable as possible. As a result, we’ve developed a wide range of services to make visits easier for families and patients.
Children’s offers interpreter services in all languages. To provide the best possible care for all of our patients, in-person and phone interpreters are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are free of charge.
Resources for hospital patients and families
Learn about dining, lodging, gift shops, sibling play areas and other amenities available at (or near) our hospital campuses.
Hospital visiting guidelines
For the protection of all patients, do not visit the hospital if you are ill. Everyone will be screened for illness (including fever and cough) at the Welcome Desk before they can visit a patient. Parents or their designated substitute may visit at any time. All other friends and relatives can visit between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. See our complete list of hospital visiting guidelines.
Tips for families of hospital patients
Children’s offers a wide variety of educational materials to hospital patients and their families including:
- Supporting your child during a hospital stay: Tips for how to interact with your child or teenager, while he or she is stating at a Children’s hospital
- Going-home checklists: These “journey” checklists ensure patients and families are prepared to go home successfully
Patient rights / addressing concerns
We believe that our patients, their families, friends and support persons should be treated with respect, understanding and compassion. Take a minute to learn about: