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Welcome to Dayton Children’s

Patient Family Visitor's Guide

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

Child car seat safety check by certified technicians

Blue Ribbon Nite Gala to support the Child Advocacy Center of Warren County

Join us for this special one night only event to raise money for Dayton Children's! Mingle with several of your favorite Dayton media celebrities including Nancy Wilson and several WHIO-TV personalities. Country Music superstars Maddie & Tae and RaeLynn will be performing live!

The Sugarplum Festival of Trees is an annual holiday extravaganza that kicks off the holiday season for the Miami Valley.

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Patient Family Visitor's Guide


The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815