Planning Your Visit

What to Bring
You may bring your child’s own pajamas to wear while in the hospital if the medical or surgical care permits. You should also bring a toothbrush, toothpaste, comb and brush, clothes for going home, and cases for glasses, contact lenses, or dental appliances. You also may bring your child’s favorite toys, books, or blankets. You are responsible for your child’s belongings while he or she is in the hospital.

What Not to Bring
Do not bring valuables such as money, credit cards, or jewelry. No more than $10 is needed for newspapers and other items. If your family cannot take valuables home, you may place them in the hospital safe on Level 1 when you check in. The safe is available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. The hospital is not responsible for valuables not placed in the safe.

Cell Phones
Patients and their families may use personal cellular or other mobile devices in all areas of WVU Medicine Children’s, unless restricted by specific unit policies. This includes taking photographs of their family members, but does not include photographs of unrelated persons. This is subject to individual restrictions due to noise, patient care, or inappropriate use. Cellular or wireless users should maintain a distance of three feet from electronic medical equipment.

Special Communication Needs
Interpretation services for patients who do not speak, or who speak limited English, will be provided. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided for patients with communication disabilities. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) is available free of charge to patients who need this service. To make arrangements for TDD equipment, call Customer Support at 304-598-4357.