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Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center is dedicated to offering a welcoming, family-centered patient care environment. Our staff is committed to providing expert, compassionate care to each of our pediatric patients, as well as responding to the concerns and needs of parents and family members.

We understand that entering a hospital can be confusing and overwhelming for children and their families. This section will answer many of the questions you may have if your child requires diagnostic, medical, surgical or emergency care at Duke Children's Hospital.

Knowing as much as possible before your visit can help ease stress. For example, before you and your child arrive at Duke Children's--whether for outpatient services or inpatient care--you will find directions and parking information and what you will need to bring with you. If your child is scheduled for surgery, you will be able to review the general process, from admission to recovery.

For information on a wide range of topics that will be useful for your visit to Duke Children's, click on the links to the left.