Do children’s hospitals allow parents or guardians to stay with their child overnight?
It’s very common for children’s hospitals to allow parents to stay overnight with their child. This adds to the child’s sense of security and comfort and can be a vital part of their recovery. Parents are also typically allowed to visit 24 hours a day. This practice can vary from institution to institution, but it is a very common practice that comforts both the child and parents.
Do children’s hospitals provide outpatient care?
Many children’s hospitals provide outpatient care. Outpatient clinics can offer pediatric subspecialty and primary care and are dedicated exclusively to caring for children's health care needs.
Do children’s hospitals provide charitable care?
Children’s hospitals, in general, do not provide charitable care. However, there are exceptions. St. Jude’s in Los Angeles is a children’s-only hospital that provides services for free and it is supported by donations and private funding. Most children’s hospitals are based on a standard medical and insurance-based billing system.
Do children’s hospitals provide emergency care?
Yes, children’s hospitals provide emergency care services. As with any emergency, consult a physician or call 911 in an emergency. They will know the best available resources.
What is pediatric transport?
Pediatric transport is a pediatric/neonatal critical care transport team used to transport a premature newborn, a critically ill child, or an injury requiring transport of the child to another medical facility that is better equipped to handle the child’s situation. This can be via ground or air.