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Visiting Hours

Parents and guardians of children are given a wristband which welcomes them 24 hours a day.

Visiting hours for friends and family are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Guest Services greets all families who are visiting, so note that ID is required for everyone 18 years of age and older.

Guest Services can assist with directions at any time, including escorting you directly to your destination within the hospital. Additional appointment details will be provided by the specific clinic you are visiting.

We are here to help make patients and families as comfortable as possible. On-site amenities and support include:

  • Guest services

  • Translation services

  • Oceanside Cafe

  • Outpatient Pharmacy

  • Gift Shop

Parking at Children's Mercy Kansas

At Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas, we’ve made it even easier for families to park. Lot A is now for visitors only and Lot C is for our healthcare workers. Emergency Department parking is available at Lots E and F. Signs and maps are available.

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En Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas, hemos implementado cambios en las áreas de estacionamiento destinadas para los pacientes y su familia. Nuestro objetivo es que pueda encontrar un lugar para estacionarse con mayor facilidad y así dirigirse a su consulta. Puede estacionarse en el Lote A o B e ingresar por la entrada principal de nuestro hospital. 

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About Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas

Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas offers care through an emergency room staffed 24/7, surgicenter, and more than 22 specialty clinics. The hospital is also home to the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, one of only a dozen such pediatric-focused centers in the United States. Medical imaging and laboratory services are available with a provider's order.


Thanks to the generosity of Kansas City's own PGA golfing great Tom Watson, the Tom Watson Emergency Department at Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas is available to treat all kids 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. More than 90 pediatric emergency medicine specialists and surgeons on staff are ready to care for your child. If you have an urgent medical need, please call 911. Learn more about what to expect from the Children’s Mercy Emergency Rooms.

Having an Emergency Department at Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas allows us to provide the best care to children with immediate needs, including access to some pediatric surgical and radiology specialties. In addition to our 24/7 onsite ambulance transport team, we also accept outside ambulance traffic.

Walk in X-rays are available 24/7 with an order from a provider.

Hours: Open 24/7

  • Bone and joint imaging

  • CT scan

  • Fluoroscopic procedures

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

  • Ultrasound

  • 3D imaging and printing

  • Pediatric patient experience optimization

  • Sedation for complex procedures

When your child needs surgery, you want a surgeon who not only knows his or her specialty, but also knows kids inside and out.

Our experienced team of pediatric surgeons, nurses and pediatric anesthesiologists at Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas, working in surgery suites equipped specifically for children, ensure that your child receives the highest-quality pediatric surgical care.

Parent- and child-friendly services to prepare you and your child for a positive surgery experience. The Child Life team has created age-appropriate teaching books to help you prepare your child for their experience at Children's Mercy. You can find more by visiting our Preparing Your Child for Surgery page.

Types of outpatient surgeries performed at Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas include (but are not limited to):

  • Tonsillectomy

  • Adenoidectomy

  • Hernia repair

  • Circumcision

  • Plastic surgery

  • Tear-duct probes

  • Insertion of ear tubes

  • Dental rehabilitation

  • Eye-muscle surgeries

  • Orthopedics