What to Bring to the Hospital  

To make your child feel more at home, you may want to bring several of his favorite items from home. Be sure to label all items. We recommend bringing:

  • A favorite toy, game, book, blanket or other comforting item
  • A favorite photograph
  • Personal-care items: toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, brush, shampoo
  • Pajamas, gown, robe, slippers, shoes and socks
  • Comfortable clothes to wear home
  • Baby-care items if needed
  • School books and assignments
  • List of child's medicines with dosage amounts and pharmacy telephone number
  • List of allergies to food and medicine
  • Hospital records from other hospitals as well as doctor's telephone number
  • Any special equipment needed (glasses, splints, etc.)

Remember to Pack for Yourself

  • Any medications you are taking
  • Telephone numbers you may need
  • Money for dining room and vending area
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Personal-care items
  • Small projects for quiet time

Don't forget to bring identification such as Social Security card, health insurance information or Medicaid card and your child's medical history. Also, be sure and notify your insurance company about your child's procedure.

Managed-Care or Contractual Insurance Agreements

Children’s Hospital of Georgia participates with a variety of insurance companies and managed care contracts. Please check your insurance policy to ensure that you have satisfied your insurance company requirements. Failure to do so may mean a loss of some benefits which you would be responsible for paying.