Phone: (217) 757-6394

Special guidelines and application for group visitsKids need a place all of their own. Our pediatric services, located on the fifth floor of HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital, is just the place to find the expertise you require for your child’s care.

Our pediatric staff is specially trained to understand and respond to the specific medical and emotional needs of your child. Since admission to the hospital can be frightening and stressful for patients and their families, our child life specialists are available to provide coping strategies.

You will find a healing environment on the pediatric unit with its cheerful hallways, waiting rooms, play areas and a beautiful healing garden. The healing garden allows patients and their families a place to momentarily escape from the clinical environment. 

Our pediatricians are board certified in pediatrics or a subspecialty, providing the children's hospital and its outpatient clinics with the greatest diversity of pediatric subspecialites in the region.
Visitor Guidelines
  • The pediatrics floor is a secured unit for the safety of all patients.
  • Parents, grandparents and legal guardians are allowed to visit at all times.
  • Parents receive a parent bracelet when their child is admitted and are expected to wear the band at all times.
  • Visiting hours for siblings, extended families and friends are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. everyday.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Visitors must check in at the security desk in the children’s hospital lobby to receive a visitor badge.
  • Once on the pediatrics floor, visitors must use the phone near the elevators to call and enter the unit.
  • Only visitors on the patient visitor list will be permitted into the pediatrics floor.
  • Please check in with the nurses’ station before entering the room.
  • All visitors must follow isolation precautions.
  • No more than two visitors (excluding parents and siblings) are allowed at the bedside.
  • All visitors must be healthy (no fever, or signs of infection).
  • No children under the age of 18 years are allowed to spend the night.
  • Only two adults can stay at the bedside overnight.
  • Any visitor may be asked to leave if his/her behavior is inappropriate.
The visitor policy is subject to change if deemed necessary for the safety or care of a patient by
nursing administration.