What to Expect
The best way to make any trip to the Heart Center – whether for a test, a procedure or surgery – is to come prepared.
In this section, we’ll help you learn what to expect before, during and after a visit. You’ll also find answers to common questions.
COVID-19: What to Expect for Your Child’s Safety at In-Person Appointments
We’ve made a lot of changes to our facilities to protect our patients, families and staff from Covid-19.
Visitor restrictions at all our locations
At all of our clinics, we recommend that only one parent or caregiver accompany a patient to their appointment. However, if two caregivers need to come along, we will allow it at this time. Siblings who are younger than 12 months are also allowed to come along. Siblings of any other age are not allowed to come along, and we do not allow more than two caregivers without an exception.
- When you come for your appointment, you will see that we’re requiring everyone to wear masks at all times, cleaning check-in and registration desks between visits, screening for symptoms at all entrances and have set up our spaces to encourage social distancing.
- Watch what to expect at your clinic visit during COVID-19 (video).
- Learn more about the rest of the safety measures we have in place.
Heart Center Clinic
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implantation
- Read about how to prepare for heart surgery. This may help reduce stress related to the surgery.
Your Child’s Stay at Seattle Children’s
Find out what you need to know about your child's hospital stay, including:
- Things to do before your child’s arrival
- Preparing your child for a hospital stay
- What to expect during your child’s stay
- Helpful questions to ask your child’s doctor
- Information to help you after your child goes home
- Read about our Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Paying for Care
Learn about paying for care at Seattle Children’s including insurance coverage, billing and financial assistance.