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For Your Convenience

The following resources are available to help make your stay at Cook Children's more comfortable.

Onsite resources


You can purchase newspapers at the Enchanted Castle Gift Shop. Newspaper stands are also located in the Emergency Department entrance and the first floor of the visitor parking garage by the elevators.


We have playrooms on every floor of the medical center, except for the pediatric intensive care unit and the neonatal intensive care unit. The playrooms are open 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are group activities at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in most playrooms.

Check out our calendar to see if we have any special events going on this week.


We have an indoor and outdoor playground. The indoor playground is located on the first floor of the medical center behind Camelot Court. The outdoor playground is located outside of the main medical center entrance on the front grounds.

Bomar Library

The Bomar Library is located on the first floor of the medical center inside the Child Life Zone. The Bomar Library is open during the same hours as the Child Life Zone. You may call 682.885.6214 before visiting.

Matustik Family Health Library

Up-to-date, understandable information about children's health is available in the Matustik Family Health Library, located on the first floor of the medical center, at the 7th Avenue entrance across from the Dodson Specialty Clinics. Resources include books, computers, printer, electronic databases, Internet access and fax. You can ask the librarian to help put together a personalized health information packet just for you. The center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with professional librarians available to assist families. From inside the medical center you may call the center at ext. 53060, or dial 682.885.3060.


There are two ATMs in the medical center. One is located on the first floor of the medical center near the Emergency Department and the other is located outside of Camelot Court across from the donor wall.

Internet access

Cook Children's offers free WiFi for your convenience. Logon to guestnet upon your arrival. You can also access the internet at the Matustik Family Health Library.


The chapel is located on the second floor of the main building across from elevator B. The chapel is always open. For service times or to speak with a chaplain, please call 682.885.4030.

Mail services

Mail services are available 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Patient letters and packages are delivered to the nurses’ station on each floor during these hours.

Outgoing mail can be dropped off at the mailbox located on the first floor of the medical center next to elevator B. Outgoing mail is picked up at 1:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Computer access

Computers are available in the Matustik Family Resource Center. Please call 682.885.3060 for more information.

Laundry area

Washers and dryers are available on throughout the medical center. Please ask your nurse for the location closest to you. There is no charge for using the washers and dryers. Laundry soap is available for purchase at the Enchanted Castle Marketplace.

Wagons and wheelchairs

If you need a wagon or wheelchair for patient transport, please talk to a volunteer at Information Desk B or Information Desk D or call extension 682.885.6200.


Security is located on the first floor of the medical center near the Emergency Department entrance. To request an escort at any time or to address security concerns, please call 682.885.1047.

Lost and found

For lost items, please visit the Security office on the first floor of the medical center by the Emergency Department entrance. You can also contact Security by calling 682.885.1047.

Snack stops

Soft drinks, water, juice, and snacks to nibble on are available 24 hours a day from 28 vending machines located at snack stops throughout the Medical Center. The two main locations are in the Camelot Court dining area and on the second floor of the medical center near the surgery waiting area. Vending machines are located in the hallway near the Emergency Department, and there are also vending machines near the elevators on the second floor of the Dodson Specialty Clinics building.

Local restaurants

To visit a restaurant located near the medical center on Magnolia Ave.:

Leaving the parking garage, turn left onto 7th Ave., head south for about five blocks until 7th Ave. intersects with Magnolia Ave.

1450 W. Magnolia Ave.
817.332.8633 phone

Hoagies Heroes
1500 W. Magnolia Ave.
817.877.0817 phone

Paris Coffee Shop
704 W. Magnolia Ave.
817.335.2041 phone

Scampi's Mediterranean Cafe
1057 W. Magnolia Ave
817.927.1887 phone

King Tut
1512 W. Magnolia Ave
817.335.3051 phone

To visit a restaurant on Camp Bowie:
Leaving from the parking garage, turn on 7th Ave., heading south. Make a right onto W. Rosedale St. and then take the ramp onto I-30 heading west. Take exit 9B for Camp Bowie Blvd/US-377 south, then merge onto Camp Bowie Blvd.

Black Eyed Pea
6357 Camp Bowie Blvd.
817.737.6142 phone

Jason's Deli
6244 Camp Bowie Blvd.
817.738.7144 phone

Sonic Drive-In
6217 Camp Bowie Blvd.
817.377.1280 phone

Uncle Julio’s
5301 Camp Bowie Blvd.
817.377.2777 phone

El Fenix
6391 Camp Bowie Blvd.
817.732.5584 phone

Fortuna Italian
5837 Camp Bowie Blvd.
817.737.4469 phone

Restaurants located on 7th Avenue:
To eat at a restaurant on 7th St.: Leaving from the parking garage, turn left onto Terrell. Turn right at 8th Ave., and continue straight onto Summit Ave. Turn left onto W. 7th St.

Pei Wei Asian
2600 W. 7th St.
817.806.9950 phone

3012 W. 7th St.
817.877.0400 phone

3000 W. 7th St.
817.348.8530 phone

2600 W. 7th St.
817.810.9214 phone

2600 W. 7th St. #175
817.332.8800 phone

Pappa’s restaurants:
Leaving from the parking garage, turn left onto 7th Ave., heading south. Take a right onto W. Rosedale St. and a right at Forest Park Blvd. Turn left onto W. Freeway.

Pappas Burger’s
2700 West Freeway
817.870.9736 phone

Pappasito's Cantina
2704 West Freeway
817.877.5546 phone

Pappadeaux Seafood
2708 West Freeway
817.877.8843 phone

Restaurants on University:
Leaving from the parking garage, turn left onto 7th Ave., heading south. Make a right onto W. Rosedale St., and then take the ramp to S. University Dr. Take a left turn onto S. University Dr.

Blue Mesa Grill
1600 S. University Dr. #609
817.332.6372 phone

McKinley's Bakery & Cafe
1616 S. University Dr. #301
817.332.3242 phone

Chili's Grill & Bar
1540 S. University Dr.
817.840.0064 phone

Ol' South Pancake House
1509 S. University Dr.
817.336.0311 phone

Hoffbrau Steaks
1712 S. University Dr.
817.870.1952 phone

Panera Bread
1700 S. University Dr.
817.870.1959 phone

International House of Pancakes (IHOP)
1664 University Dr.
817.336.4191 phone

Romano's Macaroni Grill
1505 S. University Dr.
817.336.6676 phone

Jack in the Box
1500 S. University Dr.
817.877.0797 phone

Silver Fox
1651 S. University Dr.
817.332.9060 phone

*Cook Children's provides this list of area services for your convenience. Cook Children's does not endorse or recommend any of these businesses. The information in this guide is subject to change.

Restaurants that deliver

Individual restaurants (minimum delivery purchase)


Joe's Pizza 817.927.8696 $12
Perotti's 817.927.2209 $10
Domino's Pizza 817.355.8888
Mama's Pizza 817.923.3541 Day $50/night $15
Papa John's 817.924.7272
Pizza Hut 817.927.7027

Jason's Deli 817.738.7144 $15
Jimmy John’s 817.386.7628 $5 minimum of 4 box lunches

Asia Bowl & Grill 817.738.1688 $12
Shangai 817.923.2166
China Jade 817.292.1611 $15
Papa Chang 817.348.9888 $10

Delivery service

Entrees on Trays 817.735.8558
10 a.m.-3 p.m. delivery fee = $7.95
3 p.m.-9 p.m. delivery fee = $5.95
All orders over $75 include a 15% gratuity for the driver

Black Eyed Pea
Blue Mesa Grill
Pappas Burger
PF Chang’s
Dos Gringos
Italian Inn
Macaroni Grill
Sardine’s Italian
Mama’s Pizza
Texas Grill

For a detailed list of local restaurants with a dine-in option, please see the Information Desk or call 682.885.7451 to speak with a welcome ambassador.

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