What to Expect

Shanae and Mom

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.

Epic, Our New Electronic Health Record, Launched October 3

We are excited to launch Epic, our new electronic health record! You may notice us doing things differently, such as using more electronic devices and less paper. As always, your safety is our highest priority and we are here to answer any questions you may have.

If you have an upcoming appointment:

  • Make sure to be at the registration desk no later than 15 minutes before your appointment. This may mean that you need to arrive at the clinic location 20–25 minutes before the appointment, so you can complete parking and entrance procedures before registration. This will help us ensure that your visit can begin on time.
  • Bring your current medication list so we can check our records carefully and make sure everything is correct.

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. Every patient is allowed to have a maximum of one parent or caregiver accompany them. Everyone else, including siblings of any age, may not come along. 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

Common Tests

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implantation

Heart Surgery

Your Child’s Stay at Seattle Children’s

Find out what you need to know about your child's hospital stay, including:

Telemedicine at Seattle Children’s

You may be offered a telehealth (virtual) appointment. Learn more.

Paying for Care

Learn about paying for care at Seattle Children’s including insurance coverage, billing and financial assistance.

Contact Us

Contact the Heart Center at 206-987-2015 for a cardiac referral, a second opinion or more information.