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Dr. Bear with group of children

Visiting Guidelines and Hours

Dr. Bear with group of children

Attention main hospital visitors: Garage improvements are underway at our main hospital, so please plan extra time for parking and exiting. Please be alert to changes in the flow of traffic and pedestrians to help us keep everyone safe. Learn more about transportation and parking.

Visitor Identification Badges

Children’s National Hospital requires photo identification when visitors sign in, and requires that all visitors display the hospital-provided identification badge while visiting anywhere within the hospital.

International patients will receive a long-term badge for their stay.

Visiting Hours

Parents and Legal Guardians

Other Visitors

What to Bring for an Overnight Stay

Paperwork and Documents

For Parents and Guardians

For Patients

Do Not Bring to the Hospital

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Getting Around the Washington, D.C., Metro Region

If you’d like to learn more about transportation options in the D.C. area, including taxi and limousine services, as well as local airports, visit our Transportation and Parking page.