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Just The Basics

Just The Basics

Where to park

Parking is available for visitors. For the convenience of families, the lot in front of the hospital is accessed from the main driveway off Valley Street and is only $2 per day.

  • Discount parking and discount bus passes - Families leaving and returning the same day can ask for an in/out pass at the booth in the garage. Discounted parking passes are sold in a book of 7 for $10 in the admitting office and the Kid’s Spot located on the first floor by the main entrance. Discount RTA bus passes are also available in the Kid’s Spot.
  • Handicap parking - There are a limited number of handicapped spaces located next to the lower level of the Cox building, to the left of the main entrance.

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Family lounge

The Kohl’s family lounge is located on the third floor, just off the elevators. The lounge is open 24 hours a day and offers a quiet place to take a break.

Smoke...somewhere else

For health and safety reasons, Dayton Children’s is an entirely smoke-free campus. No one may smoke or use electronic cigarettes anywhere inside the building or outside on hospital property. Nicotine replacement products may be purchased in the Kid’s Spot located off of the main lobby.


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U.S. Bank ATM

The U.S. Bank ATM is located by the main lobby next to the front information desk.

Kid's Spot

The Kid’s Spot in the main lobby has everything from over-the-counter medicines to snacks to personal supplies for an overnight stay for parents. It also features toys, books, greeting cards, magazines, newspapers, stamps, floral arrangements and unique gift items.

Language Services

Understanding what's wrong with your child and how your child will be treated are important if you are to be a partner in your child's care. To make sure any communication barriers are addressed, we offer American Sign Language (ASL) services as well as interpreters for many languages. Learn more.


Contact Us

Hours of operation

Call our hours of operation line anytime during the day to hear the hours of popular locations throughout the hospital such as the cafeteria, pharmacy and more!

(937) 641-HOUR

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