Patient & Visitor Alert: Because flu cases are on the rise, starting February 24, children 12 and younger will be restricted from visiting hospitals and certain inpatient facilities throughout Carolinas HealthCare System. Learn more.
Make your child feel more at home, with a few favorites from your home. A favorite picture or CD can be a reassuring presence. Remember to label any items you bring from home.
A favorite toy, book or game
A favorite blanket or pillow
A favorite photograph
Comb, brush, toothbrush, toothpaste and shampoo
Pajamas or nightgown, robe, slippers and socks
Comfortable clothes and shoes to wear home
Any special items your child uses (glasses, splints, retainers, etc.)
School books and assignments
List of child’s medications (including dosage) and pharmacy telephone numbers
List of any allergies to food and medicine
Any hospital records you have
Primary care doctor’s address and telephone number
Packing for the Parent
While you’re packing, you need some important things, too. Invite your child to help you pack so they’ll know that you’re going to be there with them.
Any medications you take
List of important telephone numbers
Money for dining room
Change for vending machines
Notepad and pen
Comfortable clothes and shoes
Personal-care items like shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste and brush
Small projects or books for quiet times
Don’t forget to bring your child’s Social Security card, health insurance information or Medicaid card and child’s medical history. If you have health insurance, talk to the insurance company about your child’s procedure and any required authorizations before going to the hospital.