Doernbecher Children's Hospital

What to Expect the Day of Your Child's Surgery

Important things to bring to the hospital

For you:

  • Identification, insurance and prescription cards
  • List of allergies or sensitivities your child has
  • List of your child’s current medications and treatments
  • ATM card or cash. Vending machines require cash.  Most campus dining/snack/coffee shops accept debit cards. There is an ATM machine on the 9th floor of OHSU Hospital, adjacent to Doernbecher.
  • Something to occupy your time while waiting during your child’s procedure.
  • If you are divorced and have custody or communication issues, bring court documents with you.

For your child:

  • Clothing and personal items. Bring loose fitting comfortable clothing for your child to wear home or for your child’s hospital stay. This can include clothing such as sweat pants, large t-shirts, socks, underwear, pajamas, robe or slippers.
  • Remove all nail polish, jewelry and make-up from your child.
  • If your child wears contact lenses, get them ready to wear glasses instead of contact lenses.
  • Play and comfort items such as a favorite blanket, book, video or toy.
  • Baby needs. Also bring pacifiers or any special type of bottle, nipple or sippy cup your child prefers.
  • Please remember to bring a car seat or booster seat for transporting your child home.
Child life therapist and Doernbecher patient playing with a doll