Plan Your Visit
Welcome to Driscoll Children's Hospital
When you and your child arrive, you’ll be greeted and a staff member will ask you some questions and direct you where to go. Our staff is here for any questions or concerns—and we’re committed to making your visit as comfortable as possible.
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Please bring the following so we can enter your child's information into our electronic medical record:
- A photo ID of parent/guardian for verification
- Your child's medication bottles
- Your child's immunization record or medical passport
- Your child's Social Security card
We'll get your child's height, weight, heart and breathing rates, oxygen level and blood pressure.
One of our physicians will visit with you and examine your child. The doctor may request tests be performed (e.g. EKG or echocardiogram). These tests can often be done during your visit. Occasionally, tests will be done before your visit with the doctor for more efficient results.
Sometimes the physician may request an echocardiogram, which is an ultrasound of the heart. This test allows us to image the heart and to assess its function. Echocardiograms are performed by trained echocardiographers, and occasionally your doctor may perform part of the exam.
Meet the Heart Team
We bring physicians, surgeons and specialists from all over the world to provide the best care for your child in the most critical situations. From your initial consultation through treatment and at-home monitoring, our team will ensure your family’s experience is as seamless as possible.