Navigating a hospital and managing a child’s health condition can have a profound effect on families. When you choose Riley Children's Health, you have access to a supportive team of people who are ready to help you meet these special challenges. At your child’s most vulnerable time, we not only provide the best possible healthcare—we also anticipate your family’s needs. As partners in your child’s health, we offer comfort, education and practical resources that can make life better for the whole family.
We are here to help you and ensure that your child receives the best care possible. Please don't hesitate to ask us for assistance. Our main local phone number is 317.944.5000, or you can call us toll free at 800.248.1199 (option #2 on recorded menu).
Patient- and Family-Centered Care
Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health was one of the first hospitals in the country to offer Patient- and Family-Centered Care, which means you are a partner in your child's care. We encourage you to be a part of your child's treatment, to ask questions and talk to us about any concerns you may have.
Using a combination of counseling and art interventions, art therapists provide an alternative therapy to address patients and/or family members emotional and mental health needs while hospitalized.
We hold this camp once a year to give children with craniofacial anomalies a chance to let their guard down, connect with each other and enjoy summer camp activities.
Our Child Life Specialists use therapeutic interventions to help children have a normal childhood despite illnesses and hospitalization.
Our nutrition team will work with you and your child to make sure you have the tools you need to make sound dietary choices and manage your child’s condition at home.
The Edward A. Block Family Library is like a small public library for patients and families at Riley at IU Health.
Regardless of your ability to pay, Riley at IU Health believes in caring for all patients.
Our program provides compassionate, individualized support for families who have lost a child at Riley at IU Health.
A team of nurse case managers and social workers, helping to ensure patients and families have access to the support services and resources needed while in the hospital and when returning home.
Our caring teams of pediatric experts are dedicated to helping children across the globe receive the treatment they need to live happy, healthy lives.
Our program supports families and medical professionals by working to identify causes and preventive measures for stillbirth through comprehensive testing and review by a multi-specialty team.
We provide a variety of translation and interpreter services as well as assistive devices for those who have vision or hearing impairments.
We provide convenient ways for you to access your/your child's medical records.
Using music, our therapists create a safe environment where patients and families can share their thoughts and feelings.
Our patient advocates and social workers work with you at every step of the care process to make sure you have the tools you need to make care decisions for your child.
Regular visits from therapy animals can help your child deal with the stresses of illness and treatment.
Our pharmacy delivers prescription medicines to our patients.
Teens and young adults with serious health conditions get support for transitioning to adulthood through the Riley Teen Leadership Council.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana provides free, comfortable housing to families of children being treated at Riley at IU Health.
The Safety Store at Riley at IU Health provides safety items, like car seats, bike helmets and child-proofing devices, at low cost to the public.
With our school program, your child does not have to miss out on important education while receiving treatment.
Do you know a patient in the hospital who would love to hear from you? Send them a postcard! Your message will be printed and hand-delivered to your loved one's room.
We regularly provide our patients with the opportunity to participate in a variety of special events, such as celebrity visits, holiday celebrations and cultural events like museum visits.
Available around the clock, our chaplains provide emotional and spiritual support and can help you find a spiritual leader of your faith.