In keeping with its family-centered care concept, Texas Children’s has consolidated useful resources on the new family services floor, located on the 16th floor of the West Tower. Resources on the family services floor include the following:
The Pi Beta Phi Patient/Family Library, founded in 1984 by Houston Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, offers books, board games, puzzles and movies for all ages. It also houses medical and parenting resources, paperback fiction, magazines, foreign language books, computers and a fax machine. For questions or to ask about current hours, please call 832-826-1619.
In 2011, the Pi Beta Phi Patient/Family Library West Campus opened to support the needs of all visitors at West Campus.
Pi Beta Phi Book Nooks are located in waiting rooms in the Clinical Care Center, West Tower and Abercrombie buildings. In addition, Book Nooks can be found throughout the West Campus Hospital and clinics, Texas Children's Health Centers and Pediatric Associates practices.
Children at Texas Children’s Hospital get a dose of the sweetest medicine of all — laughter. Radio Lollipop, Texas Children's award-winning, in-hospital radio station, broadcasts through the hospital's television system on Channel 18 on "Terrific Tuesdays", "Wacky Wednesdays" and "Thrilling Thursdays," 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Each broadcast features interactive games, art projects and contests in which patients can win prizes.
The preteen room, for patients ages 8 to 12, features video games, a pool table, a foosball table, scheduled craft projects and computer stations. Hours for the preteen room are posted on the door.
The teen room is for patients ages 13 and older. It includes a large flat screen TV for patients to watch movies and play video games. Patients may also play arcade games, listen to music, enjoy various crafts or play pool. Hours are posted on the door.
School services are offered through the Houston Independent School District (HISD) for children hospitalized for four weeks or longer. Please ask your child specialist for more information on enrollment or call 832-826-1660 for more information.
The hospital’s Hair Salon, sponsored by The Auxiliary to Texas Children's Hospital, offers free basic services for patients and parents. Please ask your child’s nurse for a permission slip to get his/her hair cut and styled, and call 832-826-1609 for hours of operation and to get an appointment.
The Junior League Family Lounge offers vending machines and microwave ovens 24 hours a day for families.