Media FAQ

Here are answers to some of the questions we receive most often.

  • How can I see what you’ve shared on social media recently?

    You can see all of our activity across our social media channels here: Facebook, InstagramX, YouTube, LinkedIn.

  • Can I interview one of your doctors or researchers?

    Members of the media may request interviews by contacting Availability for interviews varies by doctor and day. While we do our best to accommodate each request, we cannot guarantee that a doctor will always be available for an interview.

  • Can I take photos of the hospital?

    Filming and/or photography is not permitted on Seattle Children’s property without consent from the PR team. Members of the media may film freely on the public sidewalk. Please also take a look at our multimedia asset library, where you’ll find downloadable videos and photos of Seattle Children’s.

  • Can I join a patient during an appointment if I was invited?

    Requests must be submitted in advance to the PR team to arrange proper permission and an escort, even if invited by a patient family.

  • Can you give me a patient condition?

    Members of the media may submit inquiries about a patient’s condition by contacting the PR team. A full name with proper spelling is required. No supplementary information can be released without prior written consent from the family.

    See more details on patient condition updates in our Media Policy.

  • Where can I find a specific press release?

    Press releases can be found here along with multimedia assets that may be used by media with proper courtesy.

  • How can I request a quote or statement?

    Seattle Children’s strives to be transparent and communicate effectively with the community and members of the media. Please contact the PR team with any requests for statements, which can be provided upon request, when available.

  • Do you have a quiet room where interviews can be conducted?

    Yes – we have a Ready Cam studio at Building Cure in downtown Seattle (1920 Terry Ave., Seattle, WA 98101), and a media room at the main Seattle Children’s hospital campus in the Laurelhurst neighborhood (4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105).

  • Can I come into the hospital to visit patients and sign autographs?

    Visitors may request patient visits by contacting While we do our best to accommodate each request, we follow the latest COVID-visitor guidelines, and cannot guarantee non-family members are able to visit patients.

  • How can I volunteer?

    Please see our site here for ways to get involved with Seattle Children’s.

Contact Information for Media

Members of the press are invited to get in touch with the Public Relations team by contacting

For all other inquiries, contact the Seattle Children’s switchboard at 206-987-2000 or fill out the Email Contact Form.