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Visiting SickKids

Tour Requests

In response to your request for a tour of SickKids, please consider the following:

  • General tours of SickKids will be considered for health-care professionals, hospital administrators and government officials. All tours are left to the discretion of the Public Affairs Department and are provided only if appropriate and if resources permit. We appreciate your interest, however please note that requests from students, school groups, as well as members of the general public will not be facilitated.

  • Tours are conducted by the Public Affairs Department and cover only those areas of the hospital that are open to the general public. For infection control and to protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient care areas including units, clinics, the Emergency Department, nursing stations, treatment rooms, occupied patient rooms and playrooms are not part of the tour itinerary. If you would like access to a patient care area, you must apply in writing for Professional Observer Status to the director of your department of interest.

  • All visitors must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Tours are conducted in English. Please provide your own translators if required.

  • In the event of an emergency or a situation requiring restricted access to the hospital, the tour will be cancelled. We will do our best to notify you as soon as possible.

  • Please do not come to the hospital if you are sick or have been sick within the last week. Visitors need to self-screen for a new or unexplained cough, unexplained or unusual shortness of breath, diarrhea, or vomiting. Please provide us with as much notice as possible if you need to cancel your tour due to illness.

By submitting a tour request, you are acknowledging that you are in agreement with the above terms and conditions.