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Visiting SickKids

Visiting SickKids

Coming to SickKids? Our patients are at greater risk of contracting infection. If you are sick and are planning on coming to SickKids for a clinical visit, reschedule your appointment or tell your SickKids caregiver right away that you or your child is sick.

Please leave siblings at home when possible. By bringing siblings to the hospital, you are putting them and our patients at increased risk.

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is a big place. It can also be a confusing place, especially if you are coming for the first time. This section tries to answer questions you may have about coming to the hospital. It also gives you information that will make your visit to the hospital easier. Please select from the options on the menu to the left.

 If you cannot find the information you need in this site, please call the hospital operator at 416-813-1500. If you need help at any time while you are in the hospital, you can ask someone at the Information Desk on the Main Floor in the Atrium (the new part of the hospital) or you can ask any of our staff members.

Unless specified otherwise, SickKids treats children 18 years or younger.

Contact us

The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1X8

Important contacts:

General inquiries: 416-813-1500
Patient information/locating: 416-813-6621
Ontario Poison Centre: 416-813-5900
Telehealth Ontario Info line: 1-866-797-0000

Staying at SickKids

Get help planning your stay at SickKids, including: where to stay, things for children to do, what happens on the unit, what to bring to hospital, medical staff you might meet and going home.

Getting to SickKids/Parking

Getting to SickKids for appointments can be difficult the first time. In this section you will find parking information, directions to SickKids and helpful maps.

Visiting a patient

What do you as a visitor need to know before you come to SickKids? Learn the visiting hours, and other guidelines.