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Cook Children's Medical Center

Cook Children's Medical Center is ranked in the top 7 percent of the nation's hospitals for its nursing excellence and has a distinguished reputation for its extraordinary care and outcomes. The 429-bed Medical Center is the cornerstone of Cook Children's Health Care System. It offers top medical minds and advanced technological equipment.

Patient and Parent Information

Visitor Information

 

 Preparing for  a Visit

While at Cook Children's, we will do our best to put you at ease, keep you informed and help you and your child feel as comfortable as possible.

Preparing for a visit

Pre-Registration

Where to Stay

 

Maps and Directions

Learn the easiest ways to get to Cook Children's Medical Center, find your way around and see what parking arrangements are available to families and visitors.

Directions, Maps and Parking

 

        Pay         My Bill

Cook Children's Health Care System is committed to clear and accurate billing to better serve our families. We offer a financial team to help explain your bills, answer questions about insurance and apply for financial assistance if needed.

Pay My Bill

Understanding Your Bill

Insurance Questions

Financial Assistance

 

Support services

Child Life

Child Life

Helping kids and families cope with a hospital experience by providing emotional and developmental support, honest information at the child's level of understanding, and activities to help them have fun.

Chaplain & Pastoral Care

Chaplain & pastoral care

Our chaplains are available 24 hours daily to provide counsel and comfort for people of all faiths and beliefs.

Family Advisory Council

Family Advisory Council

A group of Cook Children's patient parents and staff meet monthly to review policies, initiate change and provide general feedback.

GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork® is a computer, TV, and gaming system all in one. Located in each patient room, this system helps educate and entertain patients and their families.

Language & translation services

Language & translation services

Providing translation services to make sure non-English speaking or hearing impaired children and families understand their diagnosis or treatment.

Nutrition services

Nutrition services

Nutrition Services provides customized nutrition assessments, planning and advice designed to help your child grow and be healthy.

Patient representatives

Patient representatives

Listening to our patients and families. Our patient representatives are available to act as a liaison between our patients and our health care organization.

Sibshops

Sibshops - a celebration of siblings!

The Cook Children's Sibshops provide services to siblings of children living with a chronic illness or life-changing disability, who are or have been patients at Cook Children's Medical Center.

Social services

Social services

Working with the family to assess their ability to meet a child's ongoing health care needs. We are specially trained to assist families in times of physical, emotional and financial stress.

Youth Advisory Council (YAC-PAC)

Youth Advisory Council (YAC-PAC)

All you have to do is look at the full name that supplies the acronym YAC-PAC to understand their purpose – Youth Advisory Council - patients advising for change.

For your convenience

Medical Center Resources for Your Convenience

Onsite resources

Gift shops, newspapers, playrooms, playgrounds, libraries, food, laundry, computer access, security, mail and we even have a Starbucks!

Onsite food

Onsite food

You can find good meals to eat and tasty snacks, treats and refreshing things to drink right here at the Medical Center.

Build-a-Bear Workshop

Build-a-Bear Workshop

Everyone can use a furry friend, and you can create your own at the Build-a-Bear Workshop located right here in our Medical Center.

Build-a-Bear Workshop
Child Life Zone

Child Life Zone

Welcome to the Child Life Zone (CLZ), a state-of-the-art environment that offers a different kind of “medicine.” At the CLZ, we think games, art, music, creativity and imagination are great therapy and deliver a big dose of fun to help kids feel better.

Family Health Library

Family Health Library

Access to the Internet, books, videos, and medical information are available, with professional librarians available to help families find the information they need.

Labyrinth and Prayer Garden 

Labyrinth and Prayer Garden

The labyrinth was donated by the Woman’s Board at Cook Children’s Medical Center for the benefit of our patients, families, staff and volunteers. It is open to all who come to the aid of our children, our promise and our community.

 

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