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Children's Patients & Families

Children's Patients & Families

When your child becomes a patient at Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health, you and your family gain access to a wide range of top-quality services and support resources designed to make your experience as stress-free and convenient as possible. Your comfort and safety always take top priority at Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health.

Visiting Hours

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ll want to check the latest changes to visitor policies for Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health, including information for essential caregivers, general requirements, screening and more.

Other restrictions may apply, such as in the pediatric intensive care unit. For unrestricted areas of Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health, visit daily 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Valet Parking

Free valet service during regular business hours at the main entrance of Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health

Free Wi-Fi

Take advantage of free Wi-Fi throughout our facilities; network name OU GUEST

Children’s Amenities

At Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health, you get the benefits of a whole hospital designed just for children. From specialized doctors, nurses and staff to the latest pediatric technology, equipment, treatments and procedures created specifically for small, growing bodies, as well as the family-centered approach to care, everything you find at Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health focuses on helping your child achieve the best possible outcomes. To learn more, talk with our social services or Child Life teams.

Private Patient Rooms

Your child’s private, colorful room offers expanded capacity so you can remain with them in comfort. During extended stays, feel free to decorate your child’s space with favorite items from home. Use your discretion when encouraging family members or friends to visit and for how long.

Ronald McDonald Family Room

Find a place of refuge within the hospital for yourself and your family while you stay with your child. The Ronald McDonald Family Room, a 2,000-square-foot area across from The Zone on the 6th Floor in Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health, offers a comfortable, welcoming environment with many home-like amenities such as:

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry with washers, dryers, detergent
  • Showers
  • Sleeping rooms for naps or overnight accommodations – For up to a three-night stay, ask your hospital social worker for a reservation referral
  • Internet access
  • Quiet room
  • Reference books
  • Seating area with television
  • Monday through Friday – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Operated by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City

More Local Lodging Options for Your Family

While dealing with your child’s illness, you might not think to find lodging for your family. If you or other family members need a place to stay in Oklahoma City, explore options offered by our local nonprofit partners. Talk with your OU Health social services team at 405-271-4518.

Gift Shops

Pick up personal care items and snacks or gifts for hospitalized loved ones at two shops in Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health.

Resources for Patients & Families at Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health

As part of OU Health, Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health offers you the full spectrum of helpful resources you expect to find at major medical centers across the nation – all for the well-being of your child and family, and all right here, close to home.

Take advantage of special services at Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health that support you and your family during your child’s stay, such as:

  • Child Life services for your hospitalized child – Compassionate care with entertaining and educational options to promote development and minimize family stress while helping your child cope and adjust to challenging circumstances
  • It’s Your Visit [eBook] – Fun, friendly cartoon character Chipper shows your child what to expect while in the hospital
  • The Zone – Play haven and learning space for your family and hospitalized child, supported by Garth Brooks & Troy Aikman’s Teammates for Kids Foundation, the Bob Moore family, Junior League of Oklahoma City, Children’s Hospital Volunteers and many more Oklahoma friends and families
  • No Hit Zone – Guidelines to support a safe hospital environment for all
  • Tips for parents – Information to ease your mind during potentially stressful times
  • Walking grounds – Beautiful outdoor spaces all around the hospital campus where you and your family can enjoy the scenery, get some fresh air and relieve stress with the help of nature
  • Art Project for 2019-2020 – Opportunity to find an engaging perspective on the language of hope and courage through an interactive project by Ginna Dowling, a contemporary printmaker, installation artist and visual storyteller; project inaugurates a robust new therapeutic arts program at Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health

Explore the extensive OU Health resources for patients and families, including

  • Dining options throughout our Oklahoma City campus
  • eCard greetings for hospitalized loved ones
  • eHealth online library with specific information about children’s health
  • Financial assistance programs
  • Insurance and billing with options for online bill pay
  • Online patient portals with direct account access for medical records and more
  • Pharmacy services

Find out more about OU Health and where to stay in Oklahoma City.

OK Kids MD iPhone App

Download the OK Kids MD iPhone app from Apple’s App Store to help you make smart decisions about the level of care, if any, your child needs as health problems arise when your doctor’s office is closed or while you’re at work, traveling or at home during evenings and weekends. Search the App Store for OK Kids MD while on your iPhone.

Remember, the information provided with this Application is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment; it is for informational purposes only. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think your child may have a medical emergency, call the doctor or 911 immediately. Before using the OK Kids MD app, all users should read and agree with the full Disclaimer available in the application within More > Terms and Conditions.

Patient Rights at OU Health

You have the right to present complaints regarding any area of your hospital stay or care. You can make these complaints, including reporting to regulatory agencies, without fear of retribution or concern that your care will be compromised. We will assist you in resolving any conflicts. We will assist you with filing a complaint with a regulatory agency. To file a complaint, please contact that department’s director.

If you would like to bypass the hospital’s complaint system, you can contact:

Oklahoma State Dept. of Health, Protective Health Services, 1000 NE 10th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104; phone 405-271-6576

OR

The Joint Commission by using the “Report a Patient Safety Event” link in the “Action Center” on the home page of the website; by fax to 630-792-5636; by mail to Office of Quality and Patient Safety, The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.

Learn more about OU Health’s patient rights and responsibilities and our notice of privacy practices.

Insurance & Billing

Find out if your OU Health doctors, hospitals, clinics or services accept your insurance plan and learn more about billing statements or invoices you may receive from OU Health.

Explore insurance and billing at OU Health or pay your bill online.
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