Amenities at Children's Hospital

Amenity Kits

Personal hygiene and amenity kits are available for parents during their child's hospitalization. Items include shaving cream, razor, mouthwash, deodorant, lotion, shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush. Feminine hygiene products are available for 25 cents each.


Automated teller machines (ATMs) can be found in the following locations:

  • Main Hospital, Floor 1a, by the Grape Elevators
  • Main Hospital, Floor 3b, by the Pop Stop
  • John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center, Floor 1

Dining and Snack Options

Children's Hospital has a number of options for meals and snacks, including

Meal Assistance

Families requiring meal assistance should contact the Office of Clinical Social Work at 412-692-5255.

Car Seats

Car seat loaners are available by contacting the Child Passenger Safety Technician at 412-692-7094. A social worker can provide assistance on off hours for car seat loan. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are dependent upon supply.

Flowers and Gifts

Flower and gift deliveries will be provided to patient rooms when staffing permits. Our friendly staff at the Welcome/Information Center will notify parents of the item and they can pick it up at their convenience.

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop, located in the main hospital, Floor 1c, offers a wide variety of gifts, toys, balloons, greeting cards, snacks and magazines. Clothing, toiletries, phone cards, postage stamps, helium balloon refills, bus passes and lottery tickets also are available for your convenience. 

Find more information about our gift shop, including hours of operation. »

Laundry Products

Laundry products can be purchased at the Welcome/Information Center for a cost of 25 cents per box. Tide detergent, Clorox 2 and Bounce dryer sheets in single load size are offered.


The hospital is a cell phone-friendly building. If you are in an area where this is not in effect, you will be advised not to use your cellular phone.

Television Service

All patient rooms on floors 4 – 9 have access to an information entertainment hub that is accessible through the television and features the following channels and services:

  • Hospital Information Channel (02)
  • Patient Education Video Library
  • On-Demand Movies
  • TV Game Room
  • Nintendo Game Cube

The Safety Center

Safety education for parents and caregivers and can provide families with three safety items at no charge. Visit us in the family resource center on the 6th floor Monday-Friday from noon to 4pm.