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We understand that the process of traveling for medical care can feel overwhelming. As you prepare to come to Children’s National, please know our team will be by your side to support you and your family. 

What You Need to Bring for Your Visit

  • Passports and valid U.S.-issued visa
  • Medications, and other medical supplies for the patient and for each traveling family member
  • Any necessary medical equipment, such as braces, wheelchair, nebulizer machine, etc.
  • Patient’s medical records in English
  • Immunization records translated into English

As you pack, consider that the weather may vary from the weather in your home region. Check for the most up-to-date weather in Washington, D.C.



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Amenities for Patients and Families

While your child is receiving medical care at Children’s National Hospital, we want to be sure that your family’s needs are being cared for.

Feel at Home in Washington, D.C.

As America’s capital city, Washington, D.C., is home to a variety of parks, museums, sports venues and restaurants that offer ample activities for your stay at Children’s National Hospital. Learn more about these attractions.

Transportation and Parking

We hope your trip to Children’s National Hospital is easy to navigate, so as you prepare to travel to our main campus, here are tips for transportation and parking.

Visiting Guidelines and Hours

Our guidelines for visitors help us maintain a safe and calm environment for high-quality care.

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Our Family-Centered Care Philosophy

Learn about our programs that focus on your child’s emotional and physical health while they stay at Children’s National.

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Online Appointment Request Form

The experts at Children’s National Hospital give children and their families the best possible care with innovative medical techniques and family-centered healthcare services. Submit the form to become a patient at Children's National.

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