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Patients & Families

We've had to change visitation policies in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Hospital Visits

Hospital visitors are no longer allowed. Unit managers can make some exceptions for pediatric patients, if the visitor has no symptoms.

Visitors must:

  • Be an adult. Children under 18 will not be allowed to visit.
  • Check-in and show ID to get a visitor pass when they enter.

View visitor restrictionsCall ahead with any questions about patient visits at 434.924.0000

During Outpatient & Emergency Department Visits

Only one visitor allowed for the length of the visit. Visitors asked to limit arrival and departure from space and practice social distancing.

Please note: Visitors will not be able to remain in the lobby, cafeteria or other waiting rooms, aside from approved exceptions. Visitors should limit movement. If designated visitors need to travel to other areas of the facility (cafeteria, restroom, etc.), they should go and return immediately to room/designated waiting area.

Our Approach to Children’s Care

We want you to participate in all aspects of your child's care. We're here to listen to you and answer your questions in a way that you and your child will understand.

Whatever your child's condition, your whole family may experience stress. That's why we want you to have some helpful information before you visit us.

Your Child's Visit

Whether for an everyday check-up or a special procedure, visiting the doctor can be challenging. 

Take care of the logistics ahead of time: Where you're going to park, what you need to check in and all the other details you need for your child's appointment.

Staying Overnight

Will your child stay overnight or longer? You may have questions on how to prepare.

Learn what to bring, what your child needs to pack, lodging options for you and your family: Get all the details on planning for your child's stay at the hospital.

Know Before You Go

Your Questions, Answered

Everything you need to know about bringing your child to UVA. Read, download and/or print the Children's Hospital Handbook (PDF).

Send an eCard

Brighten a patient's day. Choose a card online, and the patient will receive the printed card. Pick out and send your card now.

The Battle Building

UVA Children's Hospital has clinics in a building designed just for kids. Find out all about this special place for child-centered care.