For Your Convenience

Children's Health

For Your Convenience​

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Parking and check-in

For your convenience, free valet parking is available for patients and guests in the circle drive located next to Entrance 2C on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus.

Free public parking is provided in lots outside each entrance on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus. Guests are welcome to park in any non-reserved space in public parking lot No. 2.

Dining area

Parkview Regional Medical Center’s dining area is open 24/7 to all guests. Located on the first floor, the dining area offers a casual atmosphere, a variety of delicious foods and an outside patio. The varied menu includes soups, salads, grilled items, entrees, stone-fired pizzas, desserts, snacks and a variety of beverages.

The dining area offers meals at the following times:

 Breakfast  6:30  – 9:30 a.m. 

 Lunch   11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 Dinner   4:30 – 7 p.m.

For guests wanting to place orders after hours, visit our grill, and a dining area staff member will assist you.

Coffee bars

Three coffee bars, operated by Parkview’s Nutrition Services Department, are available to guests on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus:

Parkview Women’s & Children’s Hospital lobby

Starbucks® coffee products and sandwiches, dessert and snack items.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Parkview Outpatient Center lobby

Seattle’s Best Coffee® products, sandwiches, fruit, light breakfast and snack items and beverages.

Hours: Monday –Friday, 6 a.m. –2:30 p.m.

Parkview Ortho Hospital lobby

Seattle’s Best Coffee™ products and dessert and snack items.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Starbucks Coffee® is a registered trademark of Starbucks Corporation.

Seattle’s Best Coffee™ is a registered trademark of Seattle’s Best Coffee, LLC.

Gift Shop at
Parkview Regional Medical Center

Located just off the main lobby, near the dining area, the gift shop offers a unique assortment of gifts, convenience items, reading materials, health and wellness products and snacks. The gift shop is open:

Monday through Friday       9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday                             10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday                               11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed on all legal and observed holidays.


Staying in touch with family and friends during your hospital stay is important. Parkview offers CaringBridge — a free, private website that connects family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.

Creating and updating a CaringBridge website is easy — you can add health updates and photos to share along with your story. You can also receive messages of support in the guestbook.

For more information, or to create your own CaringBridge website, visit For assistance, select the "Help" link, or call (615) 789-2300, between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central time, Monday through Friday.

Children’s activities

Children need more than medicine to get well. That’s why Parkview offers the help of volunteers and a child life specialist — an expert in child development, who promotes coping through play, education and self-expression.

Play is children’s most important tool. It enables them to make sense of their world. Providing opportunities for children to play allows them to relieve stress. Familiar toys and games bring normalcy and joy, helping children feel more comfortable and secure. For your convenience, toys and games are available in the playroom.

Completing schoolwork is a normal and important activity for children during a hospital stay. If your child’s hospital stay is likely to be lengthy, please contact your child’s teacher to arrange to receive his/her assignments.

Kate’s Kart — a rolling book cart that supplies free books to hospitalized children — is available through the generosity of Parkview Hospital Foundation. The cart visits the Pediatric Unit on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. A Kate’s Kart volunteer will assist you and your child in choosing a free book to take home.

Kate’s Kart was created in memory of Katherine Anne Layman, who was born in Fort Wayne and died from a heart condition at 18 months. Monetary or book donations to support this ongoing free service may be dropped off at the Parkview Hospital Foundation office at 2120 Carew St., Fort Wayne, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.


  • The playroom is available for our pediatric patients and their family members.

  • Children are welcome to enjoy activities in the playroom with adult supervision.

  • The playroom is open from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Children may take toys and games back to their rooms.

  • Toys and games in patient rooms should remain in their respective rooms for cleaning by volunteers.

  • Drink and snack vending machines are available in the Family and Teen Lounge located at the front of the Pediatric Unit.

Recreation and leisure for your family

Family members and friends may visit while your child is hospitalized. It’s not uncommon for some family members or friends to stay several days, especially if they have travelled a fair distance. While they are here to support you, there may be times when they want a break from the hospital, especially if your child has other visitors. As a parent, you may have other children who get antsy sitting in the hospital with their sibling. It is perfectly normal to want a break. Fort Wayne has a few places that we think your family might enjoy.

  • Allen County Public Library — Presents Baby and Books, Toddler Time and Smart Start storytimes for children newborn through age 6. Family Storytime is presented for the entire family. For times and locations, call (260) 421-1200.

  • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo — Open every day from April to October. Admission fee required. For more information call (260) 427-6800.

  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art — Provides exhibits and activities for children of all ages. For times and fees, visit or call (260) 422-6467.

  • Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation — Offers a multitude of activities and programs throughout Fort Wayne, including boys’ and girls’ basketball camps, outdoor education and arts and crafts. Also, visit Fort Wayne’s new and historical parks. For more information, call (260) 427-6000.

  • Fox Island and Metea parks — Offer hiking, picnicking and play areas. Free for children age 6 and under. For admission hours and cost, visit or call (260) 449-3180.

  • Science Central — Offers hands-on science activities for children, toddler through middle school. Admission fee required. For more information, call (260) 424-2400.

  • History Center — Showcases a large and diverse collection of historical artifacts, photographs and documents representing Fort Wayne and Allen County events, industries and people. Free for children age 5 and under. Annual Festival of Gingerbread is a holiday highlight. For more information, call (260) 426-2882.

Tobacco-free facilities

All Parkview Health campuses are tobacco-free. No tobacco use of any kind is permitted – inside or outside – on our property. Parkview’s decision to go tobacco-free is our ongoing commitment to a healthier work environment and to a better experience for our patients and their families. For more information and resources regarding tobacco cessation, please visit

Cell phones

Cell phone use is restricted in some areas of the hospital due to possible interference with biomedical equipment.

Valuables/Lost and Found

Patients should send valuables or large sums of money home with a family member or friend, or give them to the nurse so they can be kept in the hospital safe until the patient's discharge.

If you misplace any personal property, call the Parkview Regional Medical Center Security Department at (260) 266-1800. Parkview Regional Medical Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Language interpreters

Sign language/translator services are available on an as-needed basis. To receive on-site Spanish and Burmese services, ask a nurse to assist you or call Culture Link at (260) 373-4666. For 24/7 Over-the-Phone Interpretation services, access a blue CyraCom phone located in all departments. To speak to a sign language interpreter, call the League for the Blind and Disabled, at (260) 441-0551 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For after-hours service, call (260) 481-8153.

Starbucks® and the Starbucks logo are registered trademarks of Starbucks.

CaringBridge® is a trademark of CaringBridge.

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