Support for caregivers and families.

We’re here to support any emotional concerns parents may have when your child needs to visit our hospital. Whether your child is inpatient or outpatient, we want to empower you with the knowledge, resources and confidence to navigate through it all.

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Navigating inpatient care.

When your child requires inpatient care at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, we understand the unique challenges and concerns that can arise.

Our commitment goes beyond medical treatments to support your child as a person, both in the present and as they grow into the future. To assist you, we have curated a comprehensive range of resources tailored specifically to families.

  • Question guide: A hospital stay can bring up many questions, please use our question guide as a starting point to help lead your conversations.
  • Plan for your stay: Preparing for an inpatient stay may feel stressful, even scary, so we developed a guide for you to reference before you go.

Remember that through it all, it is essential not to overlook your own self-care needs. Your child's healing journey begins here, and we are dedicated to supporting both you and your child throughout this inpatient experience.

Navigating outpatient care.

Although it only lasts a single day, outpatient care can be stressful, too. Whether you're visiting for tests or for scheduled procedures, we want to help you understand the potential impact on both your child and your family.

Feel free to ask questions throughout your experience, as we are always here to provide answers and support.

The well-being of your child and your family are interconnected, and we are committed to providing the guidance and resources necessary for a smooth outpatient experience.

Contact Child and Family Life.

Call us for more information or if you have any questions about your stay.

Health Information at Your Fingertips.

Manage your child’s health by requesting access to be their MyChart proxy.