Visiting Us

The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital delivers family-centered patient care. We recognize that the family plays a vital role in a child’s well-being during and after treatment, and we encourage your family’s participation.

When you visit a pediatric patient, please refer to the following set of guidelines.

  • Partners in care may be biological, step, or adoptive parents, legal guardians, or the child’s primary caretakers. We encourage partners in care to stay with the patient as much as possible.
    • Each pediatric patient may have two designated partners in care.
    • Patients 18 years and older may choose their own partners in care.
  • A family member is anyone identified by the child or child’s parent as related by blood, marriage, or an emotional or legal bond. Family members must check in with the security desk on entering the hospital.
  • A visitor is someone not identified by the patient or parent as family and may include a neighbor, friend, classmate, or acquaintance. Visitors must check in with the security desk on entering the hospital.

We can make special arrangements for additional family and visitors to come for holidays, special occasions, or when there is an exceptional medical conditions. Speak to your child’s nurse, social worker, or child life specialist to make arrangements.

Guidelines for Visiting the Pediatric ICU (ICU/PCICU)

  • We encourage one partner in care to stay with the young ICU patient 24 hours a day
  • One partner in care may sleep at the child’s bedside
  • Visiting hours are from 9 am to 9 pm for visitors other than partners in care
  • Visiting children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under 18, including siblings, may not spend the night
  • Visitors and family (not including partners in care) should be limited to two at a time

Guidelines for General Visits

To protect patients from infection and to promote a healing environment, we ask that you:

  • Be free from colds, fever, upper respiratory infections such as the flu, or recent exposure to someone with chicken pox
  • Respect the quiet time period on your patient’s inpatient floor
  • Follow the isolation procedures that may be in place for your child’s protection (wearing a gown, gloves, and/or mask)
  • Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands on entering the unit
  • Leave the unit or room, when asked, by a health care provider or the patient

Traveling to Kravis Children’s Hospital

Kravis Children’s Hospital is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, at 1184 Fifth Avenue at 100th Street. Mount Sinai is easily accessible by all public transportation and by car.

By Bus
From the North: Fifth Avenue buses M1, M2, M3, and M4 stop at 99th Street
From the South: Madison Avenue buses M1, M2, M3, and M4 stop at 98th Street

By Subway

Take the Lexington Avenue Line (#6) to 96th Street and Lexington Avenue. Walk west on 96th Street to Fifth Avenue and north on Fifth Avenue to Mount Sinai.

By Car
From Brooklyn: Take the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (North) to Grand Central Parkway (West) and the Triborough Bridge to the FDR Drive. Exit at 96th Street and turn right on Madison Avenue.
From Long Island and Queens: Take the Grand Central Parkway (West) and the Triborough Bridge to the FDR Drive. Exit at 96th Street and turn right on Madison Avenue.
From Staten Island: Take the Verrazano Bridge to Brooklyn Queens Expressway (North) to Grand Central Parkway (West) and the Triborough Bridge to the FDR Drive. Exit at 96th Street and turn right on Madison Avenue.
From Westchester and Connecticut: Take the New England Thruway (95 South) and the Triborough Bridge to the FDR Drive. Exit at 96th Street and turn right on Madison Avenue.
From New Jersey: Take the George Washington Bridge to the Harlem River Drive, FDR Drive (South). Exit at 96th Street and turn right on Madison Avenue.