Parents or guardians 24 hours a day
Other visitors 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
General visiting should be limited to three people at a time per patient and only two siblings may visit at a time. Visiting brothers and sisters under 15 years of age must be screened for communicable diseases and supervised by at least one adult.
Visitor notice as of 1/1/2013
Inpatient Units (except NICU)
To protect our patients during viral season, we are asking anyone who is ill (coughing, sneezing, fever, etc.) to not visit inpatients. While we understand this may cause some families an inconvenience, it is important that our patients not be exposed to illness during their stay with us.
The visitation policy has temporarily changed. All adults visiting the NICU will be screened for signs of cold and flu and may not visit if showing any symptoms. Additionally, children younger than 12 years of age will not be able to visit the NICU.
Thank you for helping us protect our patients.
Special Care Units
Special care units (such as pediatric intensive care and the Regional Level III Newborn Intensive Care unit have limited visiting privileges. Check with special care units for visiting information.
Paid parking is available in front of the medical center. Parking is $2 per day. Parking passes can be purchased at a discount – seven for $10 – in the admitting office. If you will be coming and going in the same day, in and out passes are available from the parking attendant. Credit cards are now accepted for parking.
There are limited sleeping arrangements available to you in your child's room. Overnight accommodations are available at the Ronald McDonald House located across the street from Dayton Children's as well as other area hotels and motels. See Places to Stay for detailed information.
No Weapons Allowed
Dayton Children's does not allow concealed weapons or dangerous items such as fireworks, flares, explosive substances, etc. inside the hospital or anywhere on its property. This includes parking lots (even if in your vehicle), driveways, and other buildings such as Children's Home Care, CARE house, Children’s Health Clinic and Dayton Children's Child Care Center. All community locations such as the urgent care and testing centers also enforce this law.
When visiting the hospital, please leave all weapons and dangerous materials at home. Notices concerning concealed weapons are posted on all hospital and parking lot entrances. Anyone found to be carrying weapons or other dangerous materials will be asked to leave immediately and may now be prosecuted. Thank you for helping us protect our patients, their families, Dayton Children's staff and guests.
Tips on Visiting Your Child
- Bring in special belongings from home such as books, toys and photographs.
- Spend as much time as possible with your child. If you can't visit, call on the phone and encourage your child to call you. Another person who is close to your child may be able to come when you cannot.
- Leave a personal item such as a scarf or tie with your child when you leave. This will remind him or her you are coming back.
- Remind florists and family members that your child is not allowed to receive latex balloons. Make sure any balloons for your child are mylar.
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