Heart Institute

Your Visit to the Heart Institute


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When you find out your child has a heart problem, there are a lot of fears and a lot of questions. You may feel overwhelmed at times – or even all the time. We understand what you are going through and will do everything we can to help.

Whether you're coming to the Heart Institute for a clinic appointment or a longer hospital stay, we've found that knowing where you're going and what to expect before you get here can be extremely helpful.

In this section, you will find practical information to make your visit easier before, during and after your child's treatment.

Heart Institute facilities

The Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado offers state-of-the-art facilities for testing, diagnosing and treating little hearts. Learn more about the cardiac facilities located on the third floor of our East Tower on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

A Welcome Program for kids and their families

If your child is scheduled for heart surgery and you live more than 50 miles away, our welcome coordinator will reach out to see how we can make your visit easier. Learn more about our unique Welcome Program.

What to expect