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During your stay at Children's Hospital Colorado, it can be difficult to find the time to connect with your family and friends, and it can be hard to find the easiest way to reach them. The following is a list of the different ways you can keep others updated on your child’s progress, and also take care of any of your own personal business.
Cell phones and PDA's can be used throughout the Hospital. However, please keep them on silent or vibrate mode when you are around staff or other patients and their families.
Free telephones for local calls are located throughout the hospital and in each patient room. When placing calls within the hospital, you only need to dial the last four digits of the number. For local calls outside the hospital, press "9" before dialing the number. For long distance calls, you may dial "0" for our operator or to directly access your long distance company, dial the following: Qwest *597; AT&T *598; MCI *599.
Pay phones are located throughout the hospital and by the Concierge Desk, located in the Link between the Hospital and the Administration Pavilion.
If you must leave the surgery waiting area, ask the volunteer at the waiting area desk for a pager. Families often are given pagers while their children are undergoing surgery or while they are visiting clinics so that parents can walk around the hospital, yet still be available to receive reports on their child.
With a wireless card, you can access the Internet throughout the hospital.
Visitors who don’t have a laptop may use one of several public-access computers in the Melvin and Elaine Wolf Foundation Family Health Library, located on the first floor off of the Boettcher Atrium.