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Patients & Families

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.