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Inpatient and Hospital Stays

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When your child is staying in the hospital, the effects can be felt by your whole family. We have resources to support you during your child’s hospital stay, whether it's just a few days or an extended period of time. 

Family Support Services

We want to make sure that you have the support you need when your child receives services from Children's National. Our family support services provide unique ways to inform, empower and assist you while your child receives treatment.

Preparing for Your Hospital Stay

As you prepare for your child’s stay at Children’s National, know that our team will be by your side to help in any way you need throughout your visit.

Having Surgery: What to Expect

Before your child’s surgery, review our frequently asked questions and other resources to help you prepare. From how to schedule surgery to eating and drinking guidelines and more, our experts are here to help guide you.

Patient Services and Amenities

Children's National has a wide variety of amenities and services available to patients and their families at our hospital. 

Getting Ready for Your Child's Surgery

Learn about the experience of having surgery at Children's National as told through the voice of a child.

Talking to Your Child About Hospitalization

Learn about some age-appropriate guidelines from Children's National's Child Life Specialists to help prepare both you and your child.