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The chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital and is open 24 hours a day (room 1B). You can find a listing of places and times of worship within the neighborhood in the Family Learning Center or in the chapel. There also are chapels located in the Center for Care and Discovery and Bernard A. Mitchell Hospital.
Internet access is available in each child's room with the exception of the intensive care units (complex intermediate care unit, and neonatal and pediatric ICUs). Computers with Internet access and printers are available in the Family Learning Center.
We provide free, secure, high-speed Internet access for all patients and visitors. This service is automatically provided to patients and by request to all visitors. Patient Internet access is part of the in-room patient entertainment system. Visitors can request Internet access from the Comer Children's pediatric patient liaison. Once the request is completed, visitors can access the Internet via a wired or wireless connection from their own laptop. Learn more about wireless Internet access.
Located on the main floor of the hospital, the Family Learning Center is staffed by health professionals who can assist parents in obtaining information about childhood health and illness. In the center, families also have access to the Internet, videos, books, and brochures.
A children's library is also available in the Family Learning Center. Siblings of hospitalized children are welcome to make use of this library.
There is a state-of-the art athletics center on the University of Chicago campus. You can find information about hours and fees by phone (773) 753-4680.
Families may use the family kitchen on the sixth floor of Comer Children's to store and/or cook their own food (room K-686). This kitchen is open 24 hours every day, and is free of charge to families.
Other Areas in and Around the Hospital
Speakers of Languages Other Than English
Upon admission, we will identify patients and families who need translation services. Should you have any questions about this service, please call (773) 702-1807.
Hearing and Visually Impaired
The hospital provides an American Sign Language interpreter and/or TTY machine for hearing impaired patients and families. Documents and materials can be read to the visually impaired and can be taped upon request.
A lactation consultant and room are available to breastfeeding mothers. For more information, please ask your child’s nurse or visit the Family Learning Center on the first floor.
A washer and dryer are located on the second floor of Comer Children's and are available 24 hours every day free of charge to families. Limited laundry supplies are also available free of charge. Ask your nurse for further details.
It is highly recommended that you valet park. Simply leave your car with the attendant in the front of Comer Children's. If you do not wish to valet park, ask the valet attendant to show you where you can self-park. PLEASE NOTE: Finding a parking place in the self-park garage might prove time consuming.
Prepaid parking validation tickets can be purchased at the Parking Office in the garage at 5840 S. Maryland Avenue, Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or at the Valet Cashier's Office on the far east side of the DCAM lobby. These coupons will reduce parking costs if you are returning for multiple visits.
For current parking rates or other questions about parking, please call the Parking Office at (773) 702-4381. Download visitor parking information (PDF).
Playtime for a child is an important part of the healing process. Play areas offer safe, fun-filled places of refuge where no medical procedures are performed. All play areas are geared for children of all ages and all abilities.
Play areas can be found in the following locations:
Brothers, sisters, and cousins are also welcome. Hours of operation may be found at the Family Learning Center, the family lounges, and in the Child Life Department.
In addition, Hyde Park and surrounding neighborhoods have numerous parks, playgrounds and trails within walking and driving distance of Comer Children's.
There is a shower and tub room for families who do not have access to a shower in their child's room. Ask your child's nurse for more information.
Download UChicago Mobile for quick access to helpful campus resources, including a calendar of events, a mobile walking tour guide, the University of Chicago bus tracker (TransLoc) and more. UChicago Mobile is available for download on Android, iPhone, iPod Touch and Blackberry devices.