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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.
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 LibraryUp-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.
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 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.
Computers are available in the Matustik Family Resource Center. Please call 682.885.3060 for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Benito's1450 W. Magnolia Ave.817.332.8633 phone
Hoagies Heroes1500 W. Magnolia Ave.817.877.0817 phone
Paris Coffee Shop704 W. Magnolia Ave.817.335.2041 phone
Scampi's Mediterranean Cafe1057 W. Magnolia Ave817.927.1887 phone
King Tut1512 W. Magnolia Ave817.335.3051 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 Pea6357 Camp Bowie Blvd.817.737.6142 phone
Jason's Deli6244 Camp Bowie Blvd.817.738.7144 phone
Sonic Drive-In6217 Camp Bowie Blvd.817.377.1280 phone
Uncle Julio’s5301 Camp Bowie Blvd.817.377.2777 phone
El Fenix6391 Camp Bowie Blvd.817.732.5584 phone
Fortuna Italian5837 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 Asian2600 W. 7th St.817.806.9950 phone
Subway3012 W. 7th St.817.877.0400 phone
Chipotle3000 W. 7th St.817.348.8530 phone
Starbucks2600 W. 7th St.817.810.9214 phone
Gloria’s2600 W. 7th St. #175817.332.8800 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’s2700 West Freeway817.870.9736 phone
Pappasito's Cantina2704 West Freeway817.877.5546 phone
Pappadeaux Seafood2708 West Freeway817.877.8843 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 Grill1600 S. University Dr. #609817.332.6372 phone
McKinley's Bakery & Cafe1616 S. University Dr. #301817.332.3242 phone
Chili's Grill & Bar1540 S. University Dr.817.840.0064 phone
Ol' South Pancake House1509 S. University Dr.817.336.0311 phone
Hoffbrau Steaks1712 S. University Dr.817.870.1952 phone
Panera Bread1700 S. University Dr.817.870.1959 phone
International House of Pancakes (IHOP) 1664 University Dr.817.336.4191 phone
Romano's Macaroni Grill1505 S. University Dr.817.336.6676 phone
Jack in the Box1500 S. University Dr.817.877.0797 phone
Silver Fox1651 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.
Individual restaurants (minimum delivery purchase)Italian/pizzaJoe's Pizza 817.927.8696 $12Perotti's 817.927.2209 $10Domino's Pizza 817.355.8888Mama's Pizza 817.923.3541 Day $50/night $15Papa John's 817.924.7272Pizza Hut 817.927.7027
AmericanJason's Deli 817.738.7144 $15Jimmy John’s 817.386.7628 $5 minimum of 4 box lunches
ChineseAsia Bowl & Grill 817.738.1688 $12Shangai 817.923.2166China Jade 817.292.1611 $15Papa Chang 817.348.9888 $10
Entrees on Trays 817.735.8558 10 a.m.-3 p.m. delivery fee = $7.953 p.m.-9 p.m. delivery fee = $5.95All orders over $75 include a 15% gratuity for the driverBlack Eyed PeaPappasito'sBlue Mesa GrillPappas BurgerChili'sPF Chang’sDos GringosRiskey'sItalian InnRuffino'sMacaroni GrillSardine’s ItalianMama’s PizzaTexas GrillPappadeauxZeke’s
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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