Overnight and Extended Stays

A hospital stay can be confusing and scary for a child — and overwhelming for a parent. A little preparation can make all the difference.

What to pack, where to go, where to stay, how to pay — these concerns can cloud your focus. Nationwide Children's Hospital understands. We make it easy to find the information and resources you need before, during and after your child's hospital stay. Accommodations, directions, finances, security and more — it's all here.

Set aside a bit of time to go through these pages, to help smooth the process and ease your family's stress. If you have questions or concerns that aren't answered here, contact us right away. We'll do all we can to help, so you can focus on your child's healing and your family's well-being.

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Before You Arrive

When it comes to preparing for a visit, our caring starts before you leave home. Questions or concerns? We're here for you at every step.

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Arriving at the Hospital

When you come to Nationwide Children's Hospital, we are here to help your arrival go smoothly.

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During Your Stay

You will have questions during your child's stay at Nationwide Children's Hospital. We are here to put your mind at ease and share what you need to know.

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To make the most of your visit with a patient at Nationwide Children's Hospital, you can learn more about visiting hours, how to get in touch with a patient, parking information and more.

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Going Home

Your child's return home from the hospital will go more smoothly for everyone in the family if you prepare and know what to expect.