What to Expect
Before your appointment
- Fax us records. Ask your child’s primary care provider to fax us records about your child’s overall health and growth. Fax to 206-985-3371.
- Provide test results related to your child’s condition. Most of the time, the doctor who refers you to Seattle Children’s will send copies of imaging studies, lab results, pathology slides and other helpful information. Ask your doctor to send them or bring copies.
- Learn more about what to do before your appointment.
Preparing your child
If your child is having a test, these materials can help you prepare them:
- Contrast Enema (PDF) Spanish (PDF)
- What to Expect When You Get a Contrast Enema At Seattle Children’s Bellevue (PDF) Spanish (PDF)
- CT Scan (PDF) (Spanish) (PDF)
- Getting an MRI While Awake (Video 4:17)
- Getting an MRI with Anesthesia (Video 4:04)
- Lasix Renal Scan (PDF) (Amharic) (Korean) (Russian) (Spanish)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (PDF) (Spanish) (PDF)
- Nuclear Voiding Cystogram (PDF)
- Ultrasound (PDF)
- Urodynamics Study: Preparing Your Child for a Bladder Test (PDF) (Russian) (Spanish).
- Uroflow Tests (PDF) (Spanish) (PDF)
- What to Expect When You Get a VCUG (PDF)
- X-Rays (PDF) (Spanish)
Learn more about preparing your child for a clinic visit.
Directions, parking and entering
Preparing for Surgery
If your child is having surgery at Seattle Children’s, see Surgery – What to Expect for how to help your child get ready. That webpage also links to descriptions of procedures and tips for care after your child’s surgery.
Preparing for a Hospital Stay
- See tips on Where to Turn When Preparing for Your Child’s Hospital Stay from Social Worker Ashley Peters.
- Find out what you need to know about your child’s hospital stay.
- Learn about amenities at the Seattle main hospital campus.
Paying for Care
Learn about paying for care at Seattle Children’s, including insurance coverage, billing and financial assistance.
Contact us at 206-987-1240 for an appointment, second opinion or more information.
To make an appointment, you can call us directly or ask your child’s primary care provider to refer you. You do not need a referral, but we encourage you to coordinate with your primary care provider when coming to Seattle Children’s.
Providers, see how to refer a patient.