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Welcome to Dayton Children’s

Patient Family Visitor's Guide

Visitor Restrictions as of 12/09/14

Due to a spike in positive flu cases at Dayton Children's Hospital, families and friends are asked to please follow the guidelines below while visiting a patient:

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.

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!


Thank you for choosing Dayton Children’s. For more than 45 years, we have provided family-centered care in a child-friendly, healing environment.

This guide outlines the basic information you need to know about coming and staying at Dayton Children’s, including where to eat, park or buy a gift, information about staying overnight, educational resources available for your child’s condition and more.

Who will make your child feel better?

We believe that the best way to care for a child’s health is to make the family part of the health care team. Parents and family members are a child’s main source of strength and support, and they are the one constant in the child’s care. Families are the experts on the child’s abilities and needs, making them an important part of the decision-making process when it comes to health care decisions.

A team of health care professionals will take care of your child during his or her stay at Dayton Children’s. Your child’s care team may include doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and more. We welcome and encourage your questions so that we may provide your child with the best care possible.

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Contact Us

Hours of operation

If you need to grab a snack in the cafeteria or pick up a gift at the gift shop, call the hours of operation line at
(937) 641-HOUR to hear the hours of the following areas:

Kid's Spot
Outpatient pharmacy
MeadWestvaco family resource center
Activity center located on the third floor

(937) 641-HOUR

Make a referral

Phone: 937-641-4000
Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours
Toll-free fax: 1-866-891-6941
Hours: 7:30 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Download our fax referral form or make a referral online.

Upcoming Events

The Harrison's Heroes 5k and 10k Run will be May 30 at Beavercreek High School to raise money for the Dayton Children's NICU Needy Patient Fund.

Versailles bike rodeo and awareness

Bike Camp at Xenia Station

Montgomery County Children's Services Foster Care Emancipation Program

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Patient Family Visitor's Guide


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