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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Family Learning Center

The Family Learning Center at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital is inspired by the idea: "A moment of learning can inspire a lifetime of achievement."

Located on the first floor of Comer Children's, the Family Learning Center is a comfortable, family-friendly environment where parents and caretakers can access the latest pediatric health information. In addition, the center is a "safe" place for parents with a relaxing atmosphere, soft music, and books for reading pleasure.

Educational Resources

The Family Learning Center contains hundreds of books, videos, CDs, and articles about childhood health, illnesses, and diseases. Four computer stations within the library facilitate hospital-based learning and provide links to sites on a variety of medical topics. These computers may also be used by parents to access email, check in at work, and browse the Web.

Teaching tools, models, and interactive educational experiences are available to help parents and children learn about the body's anatomy as well as familiarize themselves with different medical equipment.

A children's library is available in the Family Learning Center for patients and their siblings.

GetWell Network

The staff of the Family Learning Center approves the health education videos on the GetWell Network--a unique, interactive patient experience. Using this network from their rooms, children can access child-appropriate Web sites, send and receive email, listen to music, and watch movies on demand.


  • Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Access to the Family Learning Center is free for patients and their families.