Special Event Request

Special Notice: From November 1 - March 31 (and continuing throughout the hospital deemed flu season), all visitors must bring in documented proof of the flu vaccine. Without documentation, visitors will not be permitted in patient areas. The vaccine must be administered at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled visit.

Thank you for your interest in leading a special event for our patients and families at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. We value your generous intent to partner with us and promote the “power of play” to create a healing environment.

Special visitors who wish to engage with our patients are screened and scheduled by the Child Life Department to ensure that events are safe, appropriate, and respectful of patients’ rights. 

Applications should be submitted at least three (3) weeks prior to your desired visit date.

Our goal at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is to provide the best experience for children in the hospital. We strive to balance our patients’ needs (including their medical conditions, safety, privacy, and interest levels) with the amount and types of visits that we schedule. The Child Life Department considers activities that are:

  • Highly entertaining, educational, and/or therapeutic
  • Distinctive (we can only accommodate so many similar acts)
  • Appropriate for children
  • Engaging for many ages (toddler to 18 years)
  • Physically and emotionally safe
  • Appropriate for the medical conditions of the children
  • Religiously, politically, and socially neutral
  • Appropriate for the space available

Please download and read our guidelines before completing and submitting the form below.

If you or your group falls outside of these guidelines, but still wish to support the patients and families here, please consider one of the following options:

Thank you for your interest in supporting our patients and families at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.