We are committed to high-quality, patient and family–centered care. Patients, parents and families are all important members of the Seattle Children's team.

You know your child best. We will work with you to make decisions and treatment plans for your child. You help your child when you:

  • Tell us things that will help us to know and care for your child.
  • Speak up right away when you have a question or concern. We expect you to have questions about your child’s care, and want to hear them.
  • Tell us if you notice your child is in pain. Together, we will make a plan to prevent and relieve their pain as completely as possible.
  • Tell us if there’s something you need like more information about your child’s illness and treatment or if you want a visit from support staff like a social worker or chaplain.

How Parents Make a Difference

See how parents and care providers have partnered on the healthcare team. Watch our “Parents Make a Difference” video.

Los Padres Somos La Clave (Parents Are the Key)

Un video corto a cerca del papel importante que desempeña en el cuidado médico de su hijo. With English subtitles.

Other Ways to Partner