Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Nashville, TN 37232

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GUIDE to Children's Hospital
For Patients and Families
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What to Bring

Things from home will help your child feel more comfortable during his or her visit to the hospital. Some suggested items for your child to bring:

  • Personal toiletries such as brush, comb, and toothbrush.
  • Pajamas, robe, slippers
  • Undergarments such as socks, panties, underwear/undershirts
  • Security blanket or stuffed animal
  • Favorite books and/or magazines
  • Personal care items such as glasses, contacts, and hearing aids
  • A favorite toy, movie, or game
  • Special equipment for your child's needs such as crutches, braces, special shoes
  • School work - if your child will have a long hospital stay. Children's Hospital has a school teacher on staff to assist your child with school assignments.

What to Bring to Your Child's Visit

Please DO NOT bring corded electrical appliances or devices such as hair dryers, television sets, video games, radios, or fans. This is due to the need to keep electrical outlets available for medical devices and equipment.

You may, however, bring in small battery-operated devices such as radios or hand held games. Remember to label all items with your child's full name. You may also bring lap notebook computers or tablets. Wi-fi is available through the Help Desk (3-4357).

In addition to personal items for your child, you should also bring:

  • List of personal telephone numbers and addresses
  • Pediatrician's/family doctor's name and mailing address
  • All medicines currently prescribed for your child
  • Insurance cards
  • Insurance claim forms (completed and signed), if applicable
  • Medical assistance cards, if applicable

Last Edited: July 12, 2016
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