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What to Bring

For all appointments and clinic visits, please bring:

  • Your wallet or purse, with:
    • A photo ID for all accompanying adults (anyone age 17 or older)
    • Your insurance or Medicaid card
    • Your preferred payment method for your co-pay
  • Important medical information, such as:
    • Your questions for the care provider
    • Your child's medications, either in the original containers or a complete list of names and dosages
    • Your child's immunization (shot) records
    • Any recent lab tests, X-rays or other reports not done at Children's Mercy
  • Legal documentation of guardianship, if someone other than a parent is the guardian
  • Comfort items for you and your child, such as toys, books or magazines
  • For babies and toddlers, don't forget diapers, bottles/formula, pacifiers and a blanket.

If you're coming for surgery, bring the items listed above, plus:

  • A favorite blanket or stuffed animal to stay with your child during their surgery or procedure
  • Comfortable clothes or pajamas for your child to wear before and after surgery
  • Chargers for your electronic devices
  • Small bills/changes for vending machines (some accept credit/debit cards)

If you're staying overnight, bring the items on both lists above, plus:

  • Clothing, pajamas, and shoes for yourself and your child
  • Toiletries and hair care items
  • Glasses or contact lens supplies