Visiting Guidelines and Hours
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.
Parents and Legal Guardians
What to Bring for an Overnight Stay
Paperwork and Documents
For Parents and Guardians
Do Not Bring to the Hospital
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.