Visiting a Patient


We welcome and encourage friends and family to visit patients. Our doctors, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing children and their families with the best pediatric patient care possible. To make a child’s stay easier, we’ve created welcome guides. And we have details on other hospital services.

Patient Visitation Policy

People of all ages can visit inpatient pediatric units at our hospital. To provide a safe environment for our patients, families and staff, we screen visitors for influenza-like symptoms at the inpatient unit level each day. Ill visitors will be asked to leave the hospital until fully recovered.

At Texas Children’s you and your loved ones are highly regarded as partners in care. We welcome and encourage friends and family members to be present and provide support. See our full visitor guidelines below.

Visitor Guidelines

Sibling Visitation Policy

Siblings can visit a patient in the patient’s room. However, siblings younger than 14 years must schedule an appointment with the patient’s nurse and see a child-life specialist if the patient is in either the intensive care units or the Progressive Care Unit.

Free Wi-Fi Internet Access

Texas Children's offers free, high-speed wireless network access — called Care WiFi — that patients and visitors may access from throughout the hospital complex. A business center is located on the 16th floor of the West Tower.