Information to help you prepare for a hospital stay, or a visit from friends or family.
At Maynard Children’s Hospital, we are focused on ensuring that you, your child and your family are prepared for your child’s upcoming hospital visit or stay. We aim to make your experience here as comforting and positive as it can be. From the beginning, you and your family will be involved in your child’s plan of care. You are a part of our medical team, and we will make it easy to communicate with us.
Children’s Hospital Information
Find all the information you need to visit a patient at Maynard Children’s Hospital.
Hospital Entrance and Parking
You may park in the visitor parking lot, located in front of Vidant Medical Center. Use the Maynard Children’s Hospital and Women’s Center lobby entrance. The receptionist will direct you to the registration area.
Each family will receive one free 24-hour parking pass. We offer free valet parking for patients’ families, located at the Children’s and Women’s entrance.
We also provide free shuttle service daily from your car parked on the hospital campus to and from the building. To schedule shuttle rides, please call 252-847-1547.
Children’s ED Entrance and Parking
The Children’s Emergency Department is located adjacent to the Adult Emergency Department at Vidant Medical Center.
To locate the Emergency Department, please follow the Emergency signs on W. Arlington Blvd. and turn onto Heart Drive. You will then continue straight onto Emergency Drive where the Children’s Emergency Department will be on your right. If you have trouble locating the Emergency Department, please call 252-847-1517 for guidance.
Family members and friends are essential support for you and your child. You can determine who and how to involve them. Children under the age of 18 (including patient siblings) who are visiting are to always be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
Parents or legal guardians are welcome anytime. We encourage parents to remain at the bedside as much as possible throughout their child’s stay including staying overnight when able.
To reduce the risk of infection for our patients and to promote the healing process, we encourage our families to limit the number of visitors at one time. To promote an environment of rest and healing, visiting hours of 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. apply for all visitors with the exception of the child’s guardians.
Family members and visitors should:
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer whenever entering and leaving the patient’s room.
- Stay home if sick, not feeling well, or have signs of an infection or respiratory illness.
- Follow all isolation precautions as instructed by your nurse.
- COVID-19 requirements: Visitation changes may apply for Maynard Children’s Hospital to ensure the safety of our patients. Please click here for current visitation guidelines.