4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Seattle Children's Hospital
PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98145-5005
From Children’s Village
Toll Road: WA-520 bridge charges a toll up to $5 each way. You will get a bill in the mail if you don’t have a Good to Go pass.
King County Metro
Emergency Department: One way valet only
Entrance: Forest B
Forest Garage, P2 or P3
Entrance: Forest B, level 1
Entrance: Ocean, levels 6 and 8
River Parking Lot 1
Looking for a specialty?
For help with transportation, contact Guest Services.
Guest Services shuttle
We provide free, wheelchair-accessible transportation to and from the hospital campus or the Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center for patients and families traveling through Seattle’s:
Contact: 206-987-RIDE (7433) or email at least 24 hours before you need a ride.
For transporation options between the hospital campus (Seattle) and other Seattle Children's locations, call 206-987-9330.
Ronald McDonald House shuttle
Provides transportation between Seattle Children’s hospital campus in Seattle and the Ronald McDonald House. Please call at least 45 minutes before you need a ride.
Resources listed are based on availability. Inclusion does not imply endorsement. Call to verify services.
Bus, light rail and Washington State Ferries
Taxi cabs and car services
You can also use Seattle Children's Guest Services shuttle, taxis, Uber and Lyft to and from Sea-Tac Airport.
Car seats and wheelchairs
* Car seats may be available upon request (usually only one per car). Call ahead.
W Wheelchair-accessible vehicles may be available upon request. Call ahead.
Medicaid-approved families may qualify for taxi rides, bus tickets, or gas vouchers.
Call Seattle Children’s Social Work at 206-987-2760, option 7.
For information about free air transportation for patients with financial need, call Social Work at 206-987-2760, option 7. Here are some other organizations:
Room service for families and visitors
Family members and visitors of patients who are admitted to the hospital can purchase meals for delivery to their child’s room or unit. Room service is also available for families and visitors of patients at the hospital for dialysis or infusion. Order every day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. From inside the hospital, dial 7-MENU.
We accept all major credit cards, applicable vouchers and room service gift cards. You can buy gift cards at the Ocean Gift Shop or Forest Kitchen Express window (Level L1, Forest zone). Cash is accepted at the Forest Kitchen Express pick-up window.
Ocean Cafeteria (Level 7, Ocean Zone)
Accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and cafeteria gift cards. You can buy them from the cafeteria cashiers.
Forest Kitchen Express (Level L1, Forest Zone)
Accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Starbucks Coffee (2 Locations)
All locations accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and prepaid Starbucks cards.
Vending machines are on:
Microwaves and refrigerators
There are family lounges on most units with microwaves and refrigerators where you can store food. There also are microwaves in the cafeteria, Level 7 vending area.
Most units have special rooms with breast pumps. Ask your nurse.
For emergencies, formula and disposable bottles are available in the inpatient units. Ask your nurse.
There are a couple of grocery stores nearby. Check out the neighborhood services map (PDF) for more information.
You can have food delivered from nearby restaurants. Find a list under "Neighborhood restaurants" below.
Resources listed are based on price and distance from Seattle Children’s. Inclusion does not imply endorsement. Please call the restaurant to verify hours of operation and delivery service.
Some restaurants within 2 miles of Seattle Children’s
|Burgermaster||X||X||3040 NE 45th St.||206-525-7100|
|Cedars on Brooklyn||X||X||X||4759 Brooklyn Ave. NE||206-527-4000|
|Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe||X||X||4757 12th Ave. NE||206-522-6966|
|Cherry Blossom||X||X||7347 35th Ave. NE||206-526-5115|
|Jak’s Grill||X||X||3701 NE 45th St.||206-985-8545|
|Kidd Valley Hamburgers||X||X||5502 25th Ave. NE||206-522-0890|
|Krua Thai||X||X||X||2515 NE 55th St.||206-985-4398|
|Mamma Melina’s Ristorante & Pizzeria||X||X||5101 25th Ave. NE||206-632-2271|
|McDonald’s||X||X||5146 25th Ave. NE||206-522-0265|
|Marlai Thai||X||X||3719 NE 45th St.||206-523-3200|
|Metropolitan Market (open 24 hours)||X||X||5250 40th Ave. NE||206-938-6600|
|Nasai Teriyaki||X||X||5025 25th Ave. NE||206-524-3011|
|Pagliacci Pizza||X||X||6224 Sand Point Way NE||206-726-1717|
|Papa John’s Pizza||X||X||5401 25th Ave. NE||206-985-0000|
|Pinkaew Thai Cuisine||X||X||X||5101 25th Ave. NE||206-522-2200|
|Pizza Ragazzi||X||X||5201 University Way NE||206-525-1700|
|Portage Bay Cafe||X||X||4130 Roosevelt Way NE||206-547-8230|
|Sand Point Grill||X||X||5412 Sand Point Way NE||206-729-1303|
|Subway||X||X||2756 NE 45th St.||206-522-5644|
|Subway||X||X||5401 25th Ave. NE||206-528-0593|
|Thai of Wedgwood||X||X||X||7520 35th Ave. NE||206-528-6165|
|Toshi’s Teriyaki||X||>X||3715 NE 45th St.||206-524-1174|
|Uncle Lee's||X||X||3224 NE 45th St.||206-523-0772|
(20% discount – show your family badge)
|X||X||3617 NE 45th St.||206-522-8515|
|Village Sushi||X||X||5211 University Way NE||206-985-6870|
|Wing Zone||X||X||X||5042 Roosevelt Way NE||206-523-5252|
|Yummy Cafe||X||X||X||4008 NE 55th St.||206-528-0570|
You can get delivery to the hospital from other restaurants through online delivery services like Bitesquad.com, Doordash.com, Grubhub.com, Eat24hours.com and Zomato.com. Check their websites for participating restaurants.
University Village is an outdoor shopping center about 1 mile west of Seattle Children’s. It is a 15-to-20–minute walk. Some eateries include:
|Din Tai Fung||X||X||206-525-0958|
|Pasta & Co.||X||206-524-8594|
|Piatti Ristorante and Bar||X||X||206-524-9088|
You will need to meet your delivery at an entrance (see hours below). When you order food to be delivered, include:
Entrance hours for delivery
Entrance Desks: 206-987-3360
River entrance, level 3
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Ocean entrance, level 7
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Emergency Department entrance
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
For help finding lodging for your stay, contact Guest Services.
Arranging your stay
Arrange for lodging as soon as you find out that you're coming to Seattle Children’s. Some accommodations and financial assistance can take several weeks to arrange.
Most patient rooms have a sleeper chair or couch where one parent or guardian can sleep at night. Staying bedside depends on the patient's condition, available space and safety. Ask your nurse about the rules for your child’s unit.
Siblings and visitors may not stay overnight. See the Visiting section below to learn more.
We offer a few RV/trailer parking spots with electrical and water hookups for patient families. These spots are by reservation only and available for parents and caregivers of current patients who meet the eligibility requirements.
You may be eligible to park your RV/trailer at Seattle Children’s if:
If you meet the eligibility requirements, please call Guest Services at 206-987-9330 to register for a space.
Local hotels – includes medical discount
Hotels are listed based on price and distance from Seattle Children’s. Contact Guest Services if you need help with choosing a hotel or for other lodging options. See Places to Stay in Bellevue (PDF) for options near Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center.
|NAME||ADDRESS||PHONE NUMBER||PRICE RANGE||DISTANCE FROM SEATTLE CHILDREN’S|
|Silver Cloud Inn – University Village||5036 25th Ave. NE||206-526-5200||$$$-$$$$||1.5 miles|
|Residence Inn by Marriott – University District||4501 12th Ave. NE||206-322-8887||$$–$$$||1.8 miles|
|Watertown||4242 Roosevelt Way NE||206-826-4242||$$$–$$$$||1.8 miles|
|University Inn||4140 Roosevelt Way NE||206-632-5055||$$–$$$||2.1 miles|
|Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle/Northgate *||9550 1st Ave. NE||206-522-6991||$$$||5.4 miles|
|Hotel Nexus *m||2140 N Northgate Way||206-365-0700||$$–$$$||5.6 miles|
|Courtyard by Marriott – Seattle Northgate m||10733 Meridian Ave. N||206-734-4502||$$–$$$||5.7 miles|
|Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown||110 6th Ave. N||206-727-2133||$$$–$$$$||6.7 miles|
|Lake Pleasant RV Park – Bothell||24025 Bothell–Everett Highway||425-487-1785||$–$$$||13.9 miles|
|Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle North/Lynnwood||19324 Alderwood Mall Pkwy.||425-771-1888||$$-$$$||14.3 miles|
|Best Western Plus – Everett||10210 Evergreen Way||425-347-2555||$$||21.0 miles|
|Staybridge Suites – Mukilteo||9600 Harbour Pl.||425-493-9500||$$$-$$$$||21.5 miles|
* Hotel shuttle service available to and from Seattle Children’s Hospital
m These hotels accept Medicaid.
$ = $75–$99 per night
$$ = $100–$125 per night
$$$ = $125–$175 per night
$$$$ = more than $175 per night
Ask the hotel about Children's rates. Discounted rates may not be available May–September (high season), but the best rate available will be offered.
We do not endorse or guarantee any of the accommodations listed.
Lodging for 30 days or more
|NAME||ADDRESS||PHONE NUMBER||DISTANCE FROM SEATTLE CHILDREN’S|
|Transplant House (must have social worker referral and be pre- or post-transplant)||Multiple locations||206-307-4111||0.5 miles or more|
|Residence Inn by Marriott University District||4501 12th Ave. NE||206-322-8887||1.8 miles|
|Hotel Nexus (kitchen suites)||2140 N Northgate Way||206-365-0700||5.6 miles|
|Studio 6 – Seattle Mountlake Terrace||6017 244th St. SW||425-771-3139||10.5 miles|
|Short Term Suites||Multiple locations||206-276-0588|
We do not endorse or guarantee any of the accommodations listed.
These places offer lodging for longer stays. Monthly rates vary by location, time of year and length of stay. Monthly rates for an apartment in northeast Seattle are typically $2,000 a month. ZIP Codes 98105 and 98115 are closest to the hospital.
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House (RMHC) provides lodging for qualified families of patients at Seattle Children’s. RMHC is one block from Seattle Children’s. They provide onsite parking and easy access to the hospital.
Shuttle service is available between Children’s and RMHC. Please call at least 45 minutes before you need a ride.
To learn about facilities, cost, guidelines and reservations, visit their website.
Photo name badges
Everyone ages 12 and older will get a photo name badge when they enter the hospital. Families and visitors must wear their photo name badge at all times.
Parents, guardians or caregivers
Parents, guardians or caregivers are not considered visitors and may be with their child (see above). If your child is admitted to a shared (double) room, 2 parents or adult caregivers can stay overnight.
Staying at your child’s bedside depends on their condition, available space and safety. Ask your child’s nurse. Two parents or adult caregivers may spend the night. Siblings under 1 year old can spend the night in most circumstances except:
Siblings, family and friends
When you must be away
If you cannot be at the hospital, talk with your child’s nurse. The unit coordinator can help you choose 2 adults who can be with your child while you are away.
Number of visitors
Due to COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at this time.
Flowers, balloons and gifts
Gift deliveries from outside vendors are delivered to the hospital entrance desks and the delivery is logged. For questions about a delivery, call the entrance desk’s main line at 206-987-3360. For health reasons, some units restrict what patients can receive:
Learn more about our gift shop or order online.
You can have food delivered from nearby restaurants. Visit our neighborhood restaurants section for more information.
Showers, laundry, toiletries, basic needs
Take care of your basic needs at the Family Resource Center. There are private showers with towels, toiletries, laundry, lockers and more. To learn about more services at the FRC like health information, massage, free coffee and tea, computers and more, visit the FRC page.
ATM (cash machine)
Cash machines are available between the Ocean Cafeteria and the Ocean 7 entrance desk and by the vending machines on River 3. There is no fee to use the ATM, though your own bank may charge one.
Strollers, carts and wagons
Available for loan at the entrance desks. For wheelchairs, see our Accessibility and Special Needs section.
In an emergency, you may get diapers at the clinics, entrances or the inpatient units.
Outside the River entrance; open 24 hours. Smoking is only allowed in the shelter.
Gift Shop (Level 7, Ocean Zone)
Sells cards, gifts, Mylar balloons, toys, books, magazines, candy, toiletries, calling cards, stamps and more. For more information or to order a gift online, visit the Gift Shop page.
Most units have special rooms with breast pumps. For questions about pumping breast milk or breast-feeding, talk with your child’s nurse or ask to speak with a lactation consultant.
Seattle Children’s isn't like home, but, as much as possible, we want our patients to participate in familiar play and teen activities.
If your child is staying in the hospital, ask your nurse about therapeutic play programs or visit Child Life.
Looking for something fun to do at the hospital? Here's what Seattle Children’s has to offer:
Inpatient Playroom (level 4, Mountain zone)
The Inpatient Playroom is for patients staying in the hospital, and their siblings. It has toys, books, movies, crafts and games you can take to your child’s room. It also has an outdoor play area and special activities in the playroom. When available, volunteers can come to your child’s room to read or to play with them during playroom hours. Visit the Child Life page to learn more.
Teen Zone (level 4, Mountain zone)
The Teen Zone has movies, Xbox®, a foosball table, computers, evening activities and special events for patients staying in the hospital and their siblings age 12 and older. Visit the Child Life page to learn more.
Clinic Playroom (level 6, Ocean zone)
We have a free, supervised playroom for patients and their siblings ages 3 to 11 who are toilet-trained (no pull-ups). They may stay for two hours, and there are no reservations. As long as there is space, we allow siblings in. Younger children are welcome when an adult is with them and if there is space. Visit the Child Life page to learn more.
Mountain Play Park (level 4, Mountain zone)
The Mountain Play Park is open to all patients, families and visitors from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Play is not supervised by staff.
Movies on GetWell Town and Children’s TV
All other zones
Area attractions and activities
For information about attractions and activities outside of the hospital, contact:
See a flyer (PDF) of hospital and neighborhood activities.
Inpatients and their families may request passes to the aquarium, zoo, sporting events and movie theaters. When passes are available, they are given out on a first-come, first-served basis in the Family Resource Center, level 7, River zone.
Local phone calls
Courtesy phones are near entrance desks and in the Family Resource Center (level 7, River zone) for local phone calls.
Calling from outside Children’s
If you are calling your child or another patient's room from outside Children’s, call 206-987-2000 and ask for the patient by name, not by room number. Calls are transferred from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
For information about TTY, videophones and other services, see Accessibility and Special Needs.
Phone cards are sold in the gift shop (level 7, Ocean zone).
Cell phones and related devices should not be used within 3 feet of any operating medical devices like cardiac monitors, ventilators or IV pumps or EEG equipment. Check with your nurse if you have questions. Reception is poor in many places. Try lobby areas and outdoor patios.
Free, high-speed wireless access (Wi-Fi)
Wi-Fi access is in all inpatient rooms, family lounges, Ocean Cafeteria (level 7, Ocean zone) and the Family Resource Center (level 7, River zone). You do not need a password. For questions, call the Family Internet Helpline at 7-5711.
There is free, 24-hour access to computers with Internet, Microsoft Office, health information resources and printers in the Family Resource Center (level 7, River zone). There also are computers in most family lounges on the units.
If you need to send or receive faxes, please go to the Family Resource Center for help.
You can drop off stamped mail on any unit or in the Family Resource Center.
For patient mail:
Patient’s Name (first and last)
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Room # _____
P.O. Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98145-5005
Faxes and copies
Faxes and copies can be made at the unit desk on your unit or in the Family Resource Center (level 7, River zone).
There are free notary services. You must have a current government-issued picture ID. Contact the Family Resource Center. Phone: 7-2201.
Please let our staff know what resources you need before your child's clinic visit, hospital stay or surgery.
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services
We provide free interpreting for languages other than English, Deaf and hard-of-hearing patients and families.
To reach a department, clinic or medical provider, call the interpreting line at 866-583-1527 (toll-free) and give the name of the person or extension you need.
When making an appointment, ask your scheduler for an interpreter.
During an inpatient stay, ask your nurse.
Available in Ocean parking, on Helen Lane near the River entrance and in Emergency Department parking. For a campus map and parking information, see Parking and Entering.
We provide wheelchairs, carts, wagons and strollers for patients and families to use while in the hospital. Ask at any entrance desk.
If you need a wheelchair when you arrive, call 206-987-3360 to reserve one ahead of time.
Family restrooms and large changing tables
There are two family restrooms to meet the needs of families with children too large (over 30 pounds) to diaper or change using the baby changing stations located in the public restrooms. Each room has a toilet, sink and large platform.
Service animals are welcome at Seattle Children’s Hospital and all clinics. Service animals are not pets, companion animals or therapy dogs. We apply the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, which define a service animal as “one that is trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability.” These animals do not need special permission to come to Seattle Children’s.
Bike parking is available at River Circle near the River entrance, at the Ocean 7 staff entrance off of Penny Drive and near the Ocean 8 entrance.