Amenities and Services
Food and Nutrition
Connecticut Children’s will provide your child’s meals while he or she is in the hospital. You may bring in food for your child after checking with your child’s nurse. Food for family members is not provided but is available from a variety of places.
The One World Café is located on the ground floor of the Connecticut Children’s main campus at 282 Washington Street, Hartford. Hartford Hospital’s cafeteria offers extended hours. If you are interested in dining there, please ask a staff member for directions.
United Technologies Family Resource Center
The United Technologies Family Resource Center is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our patients and families through family-centered care, education, and support. All patients and families are welcome to use the UTC Family Resource Center and its services during their experience at Connecticut Children’s.
Family kitchens are located in each Medical/Surgical unit, the NICU Family Lounge and in the PICU family suites. Each kitchen has a coffee machine, toaster, microwave and refrigerator. Please label food with your name and date. All unlabeled food is thrown out every three days. You will also find an ice and water machine. Please help yourself.
Drinks and snacks can be found in vending machines located on the ground floor of Connecticut Children’s main campus at 282 Washington Street, Hartford when you turn left off the elevators. A closer vending machine might be available. Ask your child’s nurse for directions.
Many area restaurants will deliver to Connecticut Children’s. Your child’s nurse can provide you with takeout menus and help you make arrangements for delivery.
A lactation room and breast pumps are available. We also have lactation consultants to help you. Your child’s nurse can help you arrange these services.
Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are located in the One World Café (cafeteria) on the garden or “G” level and in the 85 Seymour Street Medical Building.
Computers are located in waiting areas for family use to access email accounts and the Internet. The Medical/Surgical units and the intensive care units have wireless access for your personal devices.
Connecticut Children’s Friends Gift Shop
Toys, books, games and other gifts for children fill Connecticut Children’s Friends Gift Shop located on the 2nd floor. You will find toiletries, greeting cards, trinkets and other gifts. These items may be gift-wrapped, if you desire – just ask the gift shop staff. The shop, open Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, is operated by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Friends. To place an order for gift delivery to a patient’s room at Connecticut Children’s, please call 860.545.9385.
Washers and dryers for family use are located in the NICU and PICU family sleeprooms and on the 6th floor. A staff member will be happy to show you where they are located. We do supply the detergent (kindly donated by the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Friends) if you wish to use it.
You may purchase daily newspapers, such as The Hartford Courant, at the Friends Gift Shop located on the second floor.
The Residence Inn by Marriott Hartford-Rocky Hill has a negotiated corporate rate for guests of Connecticut Children’s. The hotel is an all-suite property located off of I-91, exit 23, ten minutes south of Hartford. Book your reservation and receive the corporate rate.