For Patients and Visitors

Whether you are visiting The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia for a brief appointment, a day of testing, an extended stay or simply to offer your support as a visitor, we know you may have questions before you come. What should you bring? Where will you park? How can you prepare your child ahead of time? When are visiting hours? We want to make your experience with us as comfortable as possible.

Visiting Hours

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Visiting hours listed are for CHOP's Main Hospital. Other locations may vary.

Our Online Gift Shop

Pick out the perfect gift from our online gift shop and we'll deliver it for you!

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Send an E-card

Choose a card and write your message. Then our staff will print it out and hand-deliver it!

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Your Child's Surgery

If your child is having surgery at CHOP, we know you have many questions and concerns. Use our guide to get the answers you need to prepare yourself and your child for the experience.

Visiting a Patient?

Get information about visiting hours and guidelines, including restrictions on latex balloons in the Hospital.

Information for Visitors

Kids Health Galaxy: Our Web site for Kids

Visit Kids Health Galaxy, our kids Web site, to help prepare your child for a visit to the hospital.


Stay Connected with Friends and Families

Create a personalized Web site to keep in touch with friends and family during your child's hospitalization.
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Our Family-Centered Approach to Care

We view family members as partners in the care of their children.
Learn about Family-Centered Care »

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Additional Ways to Get Here

CHOP specialty license plates are now available for Pennsylvania residents. When you buy a plate, you support our vital programs in the community.


You drive, we thrive!

International Visitors

Learn about the services we offer international patients

HIPAA Authorization Form

For your convenience, you can print a copy of the HIPAA  Authorization to Release/Obtain Patient Information here.



Community Resources

Search our database to find resources and supportive services in your community.

Parents' Research Guide

Are you thinking about participating in a research study? Our online guide explains the process so you can decide if it's right for you and your child.