Your child’s stay
Your presence during your child’s stay at the hospital is very reassuring and we encourage one parent/guardian to stay at the bedside. Rooming is available for one person over the age of 18.
The Rooftop Café is located on the fifth floor of the hospital and provides a welcome place for families and visitors to enjoy a meal.
Monday through Friday Breakfast: 8–9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Dinner: 5–6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. limited menu
To have a meal with your child, you may purchase your meal in the cafeteria and take it to his room. If your child is allowed out of bed and away from the unit, you may bring her with you to the cafeteria. Snack and soft drink machines are also available throughout the hospital.
Parking and directions
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati has its own attached parking garage. The entrance to the garage is on the back or west side of the hospital.
Do not enter the driveway to the garage designated for University Hospital Employees located to the right of this driveway. Use the intercom system to notify security of your arrival. There is no charge for parking in this garage.
Transportation to Cincinnati
Every Shriners Temple has a special unit of transporters called Road Runners. For your child’s appointments at the hospital, the Road Runners will pick you and your child up at your home and drive you to your appointment at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati, and then return you home afterwards. The sponsoring Temple and Road Runners do this at no charge to the family.
Airline travel may be available to families who are required to travel long distances.
For questions about assistance with transportation, call care coordination at 513-872-6229.
Note: Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati does not provide van transportation to or from the hospital on the weekends, holidays or in the late evening. Please take a cab that accepts e-vouchers. Upon arrival at the hospital, ask security for a cab slip to give the driver.
Laundry facilities are located on the second floor of the family care unit and are available for families staying at the hospital. Laundry detergent is available from our family services/care coordination office.
Transportation is provided for parents on Saturday afternoons to local shopping areas.
Hospital security provides on-site services 24-hours a day.