Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health flu-related visitor restrictions have been lifted. However, because babies, especially those who are ill or premature, are at higher risk of serious complications if they get the flu, visitation restrictions are still in place for all Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) until further notice.
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health North Hospital is a resource for both primary and specialty pediatric healthcare. Whatever the reason for your visit, we want to give you everything you need to be comfortable during your stay or visit. Here is a short summary of family-friendly resources for the convenience of our patients, families and guests.
Our site is fully integrated with Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health at its downtown campus, which means all children treated here have access to the full breadth and depth of expertise that established Riley at IU Health as a national leader in pediatric health.
Our experienced physicians collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for children. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health North Hospital offers most any treatment available within the Riley at IU Health network. Children who need pediatric neurosurgery or pediatric cardiovascular surgery may be moved to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis for more acute needs.
Patients may enter at either of the main entrances at IU Health North Hospital entrances—Entrance C (south) and Entrance B (north)—or as directed by information provided by your doctor. Both first-floor entrances lead directly into the atrium and offer covered drop-off.
Parking is free, with surface parking lots conveniently located near each entrance to help patients and visitors get to their destinations quickly. Inside the hospital, our Welcome Center team is available to answer questions.
Family and friends are an important part of wholeness and health. Our open visitation policy allows visitors 24 hours a day to promote healing and wellness. Children under 14 must be supervised by an adult. Some units also require health screenings for the protection of our patients, and some areas offer limited access to visitors.
Entry doors are locked 9 pm – 6 am. During these hours, visitors can communicate by intercom with a security associate to gain entrance.
If I am sick, may I still visit a patient at Riley at IU Health?
You should not visit a patient if you are sick, especially if you have a sore throat, cold or fever.
Is smoking allowed at Riley at IU Health?
Riley at IU Health is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the grounds of Riley Hospital for Children or Indiana University Health.
What is the alcohol and drug policy?
Alcohol and drugs are not permitted in our facilities.
What is the firearm policy at Riley at IU Health?
Other than Indiana University Health security officers and on-duty law enforcement officers, no one may carry or have in their possession a weapon or firearm at our any of our grounds or facilities. Law enforcement officers should check with IU Health security if they plan to carry a weapon while on our premises.
Upon your arrival, you can request a wheelchair from any of our associates or visit the Welcome Center.
We offer a variety of healthy onsite dining options for patients, families and guests. If you prefer to dine offsite, visit the Welcome Center for a full list of excellent dining options near the hospital.
Our restaurant is located in the atrium on the first floor of the hospital and features daily specials and includes a variety of made-to-order meals.
|Monday-Fridays||6:30 am - 12:30 am|
|Weekends||6:30 am - 3:30 pm|
A coffee bar on the first floor of the atrium offers light food, coffee and tea.
|Monday-Fridays||7 am - 4 pm|
Our onsite restaurant, Atrio, provides room service Monday through Sunday, 6 am - 9:30 pm. Family members and other guests may also order meals from Atrio at an additional charge. To place your order, call Atrio at 317.688.2263. An operator will confirm any diet restrictions. Allow an hour for your order to arrive after calling room service.
Complimentary wireless Internet access is available for you, your family and guests 24/7 throughout the hospital. Online access is also available on computers located in most patient rooms.
The IU Health North Hospital Gift Shop on the first floor offers gifts for all ages. In addition to snacks and beverages, the gift shop offers magazines, cards, balloons and seasonal gifts.
|Monday-Fridays||9 am - 5 pm|
The Child Life program at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health North Hospital seeks to minimize the stress and anxiety children often experience in the hospital setting. They do this through the use of therapeutic activities that address the social, emotional and educational needs of both patients and families during their stay. Through play, children learn socialization, communication and coping skills, while also working towards developmental milestones and practicing emotional expression.
Our Child Life specialists are professionals who have educational backgrounds in child life, child health, child development or related fields at the Bachelors or Masters level. Child Life specialists closely work with other medical staff to address the emotional and social needs of children.
Child Life specialists can provide:
The Therapy Dog Program at IU Health North Hospital is a unique and special component of the caring environment we’ve created for our patients and their families. The dogs that participate in the program bring comfort and love to patients. They also create a pleasant distraction if needed. The volunteer program includes several dogs, one of which is available to visit patients Monday through Friday.