Before Surgery

Before the day of surgery

On the day of surgery

Bring his medicines to the hospital. The doctor taking care of your child may want to give a dose prior to surgery.

If Your Child is Staying Overnight at the Hospital

Bring his medicines to the hospital so that we can identify name, dosage and concentration; however, in most cases, you will not be able to use these prescription or non-prescription medicines, or herbal or vitamin supplements that you bring from home. If your child needs to take scheduled doses while he is at the hospital, our pharmacy will provide the medicine. You may store medicines from home in the outpatient pharmacy during your child's stay.

Important Things To Pack

ATM Card or Cash

The cafeteria takes cash and traveler's checks. An ATM is located on the first floor in the Main Lobby. Moms with a hospitalized, breastfed baby will receive meals to their room at no charge.


Driscoll Children's Hospital provides gowns and footwear, but your child may feel better in their own clothes, including:
  • Comfortable day clothes like sweat pants, large t-shirts, socks and underwear.
  • Night clothes like pajamas, a robe and slippers

The one parent staying overnight should also bring a bag, including change of clothes, personal toiletries and any other necessary medicines. Note: A washer/drier is located on the 3rd floor lobby. Ask your nurse or Social Worker for access.

Play and Comfort Items

A favorite blanket, toy, book, video or music (with headphones) will help soothe your child. Consider bringing pictures of family, friends and pets.

Baby Needs

We provide diapers, bottles and formula. Bring a pacifier if your baby uses one or any special types of bottles, nipples or sippy cups.

Car Seat, Booster or Seat Belt

Please remember to use a car seat, booster seat or seat belt (depending on your child's age and weight) when transporting your child.
Learn more about the Keep Your Kids Safe program.

Contact Information

Driscoll Children's Hospital
Day Surgery

3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Phone: (361) 694-5329
Fax: (361) 694-4042

For TTY Deaf Messaging Connect to TTY Interpretation by dialing
(800) 735-2989

Healthcare Professionals


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