Visiting CHaD

Visiting CHaD during COVID-19

To keep you and your family safe, healthy, and well cared for during this uncertain time, we’ve made some changes to our visitor policy. For more information, please see the Information about COVID-19 page.

We practice patient- and family-centered care and believe family members are not visitors. They are welcome at any time. For more information about visiting, please see Dartmouth-Hitchcock's visiting policy.

Immunization screening

At the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, family members and visitors may be screened for immunization status due to the clinical needs of our patients.

For more information about our immunization policy and preventing infection when visiting CHaD, please see the Speaking Up: Taking an Active Role in Your Health Care page.

CHaD spaces

CHaD provides many spaces where patients and families can get care and spend time together:

  • The CHaD Outpatient Center provides pediatric exam rooms and a fun, comforting atmosphere for children. The Outpatient Center brings together virtually all of CHaD's medical and surgical services in one location, offering convenient access to comprehensive care for children and families.
  • CHaD provides many spaces for children and families to relax and play. These include spaces for a range of activities, including board games, movies, arts and crafts, and indoor and outdoor walking paths. 
  • For families of children staying at CHaD, there are a number of options of places to stay at or near CHaD/DHMC.