If your visit is for the day only (outpatient)

Your doctor may be sending you to Children's for only the day (even if your child is having surgery). You'll still have access to all our special services and care, and here are a few extra tips:

What to bring

  • Insurance information
  • Important documents  such as X-rays or other pertinent medical records
  • Your child's immunization record
  • List of all medications your child is taking (including prescription, over the counter and herbal)
  • Photo ID of the parent or legal guardian escorting the child
  • Your child's favorite stuffed animal or toy
  • If you are unable to keep this appointment, please call 214-730-KIDS 

If your child is having day surgery, you will be scheduled for a pre-surgical assessment appointment. At that time, you will get important information about preparing for surgery, such as limiting food and drink in the hours before surgery. Please follow the instructions carefully. If you have questions, please call your doctor or the Children's pre-surgical assessment nursing staff at 214-456-5454.