Places for Families
These family rooms and activity areas, located within Golisano Children's Hospital, are for hospitalized patients and their families.
The Fairport Music Festival Play Room is a fun, safe environment for children ages 12 and under. It has age-appropriate toys, books, arts and crafts, games, puzzles and other activities. The Play Room is available for use by patients and their siblings with parental supervision.
The Christie Simonetti Play Deck offers a naturally lighted place where children and families can play and relax. Planned group activities are run by the Wegmans Child Life Program. The Play Deck is open daily and is available for use by all pediatrics patients and their families.
School is an important part of your child's life. A school teacher from the New York State BOCES program is available to provide tutoring support. Tutoring can be arranged by talking with your Child Life Specialist.
The Wegmans Teen Lounge is an area designed with teenagers (ages 12 and up) in mind. This area gives them a place to relax and be themselves. Amenities include games, crafts, books, music and computers. Teen siblings are welcome to visit the Teen Lounge with the patient.
The Travis and Katharine Betters Sibling Clubhouse is a place where children can play while their siblings are in the hospital or seeing a doctor. The clubhouse is a free service that is available seven days a week on a first-come, first-serve basis. Staff and volunteers will provide comfort and support for children 18 months to 10 years of age for up to three hours a day. The Sibling Clubhouse is only for children whose siblings are currently hospitalized or seeing a doctor at Golisano Children's Hospital. Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Family Resource Library
The Family Resource Library provides books, computers, and other helpful materials. Our librarian can help you find accurate and up-to-date information about health care, treatments, special needs or coping with an illness. We also have books for children and teens. Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Story time is Friday at 11:00 a.m. on the 7th floor playroom.
Golisano Children's Hospital Lobby
Our bright and beautiful lobby includes a reception area and information desk. It is also a gathering place for families and visitors. The lobby provides comfortable seating and an area for children to play and explore.
Our Ambassadors at the Reception Desk can provide patient location information, verify appointments and offer information on lodging, restaurants, shopping and attractions. They can also provide helpful to directions to any service within Golisano Children's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, the URMC campus or off-site locations.