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

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

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Policies and safety

Policies and safety

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago embraces a culture of care that respects the rights, needs and safety of all patients and families. Our professional team will ensure you receive appropriate education regarding your child’s condition, treatment and ongoing care needs. Patients and families are encouraged to share their questions and concerns with their care teams.

Health precautions

In the two weeks leading up to your admission date or scheduled surgical date, if your child experiences a fever, cough, rash or redness of skin, night sweats, itching of body/scalp or lice, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea, or exposure to chicken pox, measles or upper respiratory illness, please call our outpatient clinic at 773-385-5890, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A nurse will talk with you about these concerns.

Patient responsibility

A parent or legal guardian must accompany your child on the day of admission. If legal guardianship is held by someone other than the biological parent(s), the legal guardian must bring guardianship papers with them to the hospital. If custody is granted to one parent by the courts, a copy of this court order will also be needed for our records. The papers must be in English.

If you do not speak English, please bring an interpreter.

When you arrive at the hospital, please check in at the reception desk in the lobby. Do not go to a patient care unit.

Nondiscrimination policy

The mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay. For more information, download our Nondiscrimination Policy.