Your Child’s Outpatient Visit

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has more than 353,000 visits for primary and specialty clinic services. Many of them come to our Specialty Pediatric Center — the largest center of its kind in the region with over 50 pediatric specialty clinics.

No matter the purpose of your child’s visit — from testing and treatment to follow-up care — Children’s Specialty Pediatric Center is ready to serve our patients and their families.

Appointments at the Center are considered outpatient or ambulatory visits. This means they do not require being admitted for an inpatient stay at the hospital.

Preparing Your Child For An Outpatient Visit

For some children, anticipating a trip to the hospital causes a little anxiety. You can help your child prepare for an outpatient visit by:

  • Telling them about their appointment beforehand. Using a calm tone, tell them at a quiet time, in a quiet place.
  • Letting them ask questions. Our child life specialists can help you answer questions you are unsure about.
  • Bringing a favorite comfort item to the appointment, such as a stuffed animal or music playlist.
  • Setting up a time to visit before the appointment. Sometimes the best way to know what to expect is to see it firsthand. Contact Guest Relations for more information: 402-955-4041.

Getting Around The Specialty Pediatric Center

First Floor

  • Rehab Services
    – Audio Booth
    – Audiology
    – Occupational Therapy
    – Physical Therapy
    – Speech Therapy
  • Neurodiagnostics
  • Kids Camp
  • Registration
  • Outpatient Laboratory
  • Ear, Nose, & Throat (ENT)

Second Floor

  • Pulmonary Lab
    – Cardio Diagnostic Offices
    – Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
    – Stress Testing
  • Dental Clinic
  • Developmental
    – Autism
    – Children’s Developmental Clinic (CDC)
    – Craniofacial Clinic
    – Developmental Pediatrics
    – Genetics
    – Hand in Hand/Palliative Care
    – Helmet Clinic
    – Metabolic Management Clinic
    – NICU Follow Up
    – Plastic Surgery
    – Rheumatology
  • Pulmonary/Neurology

Third Floor

  • Ophthalmology
    – Optical Shop
  • Dialysis
  • Infusion Center
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Endocrine Clinic/Urology/Nephrology

Fourth Floor

  • Gastroenterology/Infectious Disease
  • Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine

Fifth Floor

  • Pathology/Laboratory

What The Specialty Pediatric Center Offers

In addition to housing clinics for more than 50 specialties, the Specialty Pediatric Center at Children’s also features:

  • A laboratory equipped to provide pathology, which is vital for diagnosing and treating pediatric health conditions
  • An outpatient Infusion Center with comfy recliners and age-appropriate toys, games, Child Life Specialists, and volunteers who can keep your child company
  • A child safety seat fitting station (in parking garage)
  • An electronic medical record system that provides real-time access to your child’s medical information and makes collaboration across pediatric specialties easier
  • Kids’ Camp supervised play and activity area for siblings

The hospital located next to the Specialty Pediatric Center also has a cafeteria, gift shop, and other amenities for you to use while at Children’s.

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