Your Child's Surgery or Procedure

Whether you're coming in for one clinic appointment or several, Seattle Children's will do everything possible to make you and your child feel included, safe and comfortable.

You and your child are essential members of the healthcare team. Please ask us questions anytime.

In this section you'll find important information and helpful checklists about coming for a surgery or procedure.

COVID-19 Information

Your child’s safety is important to us and we’re doing everything we can to keep everyone safe from COVID-19. Our infection prevention experts have set in place strict policies and practices to protect our patients from COVID-19 while they’re here receiving care, whether that is surgery, a clinic visit, an inpatient stay, urgent care or a visit to our emergency department. Learn more about how we’re keeping everyone safe.

  • After your surgery date is scheduled, you will be contacted with pre-procedure instructions, including direction for how to schedule and complete your mandatory COVID-19 test that must be done two days before your surgery. Learn more about COVID-19 testing.
  • Only one parent/caregiver may accompany their child to our locations on their surgery day. Limiting the number of people entering our building helps us ensure that there is adequate space for physical distancing, as well as lower the number of people who could potentially bring an exposure to our hospital. This is a recommendation from local and national health authorities.
  • If you are concerned about travel or other factors related to COVID-19, please contact your clinic or provider to get advice that is specific to your and your child’s unique needs.
  • Watch what to expect at your visit during your COVID-19 (video).  

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