At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are closely monitoring updates and alerts from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

Please note that Shriners Hospitals for Children does not administer COVID-19 testing or treatment at this time. If your child has an upcoming appointment and you or your child are exhibiting a cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location to reschedule the appointment.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago visitor information – Updates

For the latest updates about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.

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Hospital tours

Hospital tours

Hospital tours are temporarily suspended to reduce the spread of the virus which causes COVID-19

We welcome visiting patients, potential-patient families, Shriners and their families, as well as donors and friends, to tour through public areas of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago.

Our volunteer hospital ushers provide tours for visitors and groups from all over the world. The ushers are available Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and weekends by appointment only. To inquire about group tours, contact the public relations department at 773-385-5420.

All members of the public touring the hospital may be required to sign a form indicating their understanding of patient privacy rules. Due to patient privacy laws, no photographs are allowed.

Please understand there may be times – due to staffing issues, hospital events and infection control protocol – when we may not be able to accommodate your tour. We will do our best to reschedule your tour for another time.

For all other questions regarding tours, call 773-622-5246