Before Your Visit

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Preparing for Your Child's Visit

At Children's, we know having a child in the hospital can be stressful. That is why we do everything we can to help patients and families feel prepared, comfortable and safe. It is important that you understand your rights as a patient family and our privacy policy, which is how we keep your child's information secure.

If you are coming to Children's for a surgical procedure, you may want to read more about how to prepare your child for surgery and what to expect after surgery.

If your child will be staying overnight at Children's, you will want to make sure you are prepared and bring all of the appropriate items. You should make arrangements to stay with your child each night that your child stays overnight. There is enough space for one adult to sleep in each room, so other family members should plan to stay in a hotel if you are traveling from outside metro Atlanta.

Getting to Children's

We know there are special circumstances and challenges that accompany families and visitors who travel from out-of-town to come to one of our three hospitals or any of our neighborhood locations. We hope these resources help meet your needs.

When You Arrive

If you are a returning patient, find out how your check-in process can be easier by using Check-In Express. When you arrive at Children's, parents and guardians will be given an ID badge within 24 hours of arrival—please wear it and make sure it can be seen at all times in the hospital.

Please review our visiting hours and guidelines and make sure friends and family visiting your child have this information.