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Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 | Get Map & Directions »
Information: (302) 651-4000 | Visiting Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week*


All Medical Services at Our Hospital

At Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, you’ll find the full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient pediatric care. We take a whole-child approach that integrates advanced clinical care with leading-edge research, education, and prevention — to treat your whole child, not just the condition. And no matter what your child’s needs, know that families are always at the center of our care.

Pediatric Surgical Expertise

Surgery for children is very different from surgery for adults. That’s why our pediatric surgical teams are specially trained in pediatric surgery and pediatric surgical subspecialties to help children of all ages — from the smallest newborns just entering the world, to teens on the verge of adulthood.

Using the latest advances in surgery, our pediatric surgical experts perform all kinds of procedures, from complex transplants to robotic-assisted operations.

At Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, we specialize in surgery for the full spectrum of pediatric specialties and subspecialties:

Whatever type of procedure your child might need, we’ll make sure your child is comfortable before, during, and after surgery. Learn more about what you can expect with anesthesiology or sedation.

 
Pediatric Surgical Expertise in Your Area

When your child needs surgery sometimes it’s just nice to be closer to home. That’s why Nemours’ pediatric surgical experts provide their operative services throughout our region. In addition to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, our surgeons perform procedures and provide surgical consultations at:

Delaware
New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Surgical Consults and Follow-Up Appointments in Your Neighborhood

We also provide surgical consults before and after surgery and follow-ups after surgery at the following community locations:

 
Surgical Quality & Safety

During any operation or procedure, your child’s well-being and safety are our top priorities. At duPont Hospital for Children, we’re a national leader in surgical results and overall quality of surgical care. We're involved in a nationwide effort to improve pediatric surgical care.

By rigorously measuring and comparing our results to other pediatric health care providers across the country, we’re able to look at how we’re doing by tracking and analyzing information about our patients’ “outcomes” (or how our care affects the children we treat).

See our latest outcomes for:

Preparing for Surgery

If your child needs an operation, you can trust our pediatric surgical teams. Our specialists (surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses), understand what kids need, psychologically and physically.

The Top 10 Things Kids Need to Know About Surgery

Take your child on a pediatric surgery video tour with Sheridan on her surgery day. By sharing the top 10 things kids need to know about surgery, this fun, kid-friendly video shows children and teens what to expect step-by-step when they have surgery at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. This video was made possible thanks to our generous donors through the Nemours Fund for Children's Health.

 
Easing Fears and Concerns About Surgery

The best way to prepare for any surgery, whether it’s a routine outpatient procedure or a complex operation requiring an overnight hospital stay, is to be open and honest with your child. Kids of all ages cope better when they have a concrete idea about what’s happening and why — and how they might feel before, during, and after the procedure. Take time to:

  • Help your child understand the condition or physical problem that requires surgery.
  • Familiarize your child with the necessary medical procedure(s).
  • Give your child a “step-by-step” list about what to expect from the time you arrive, to well after the surgical procedure.
  • Talk about how your child may feel before, during, and after the surgery.
 
Online Reading & Resources

To find out what to expect before, during, and right after surgery check out our guidebook, with step-by-step instructions and information.

For additional information to help you and your child prepare for surgery, check out these articles from Nemours’ experts at KidsHealth.org:

Outpatient Surgery Center

The Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Surgery Center, Bryn Mawr, (located within the Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr location in Bryn Mawr, Pa.) offers convenient, same-day pediatric surgery expertise for children and families in Philadelphia’s suburbs and beyond.

Making an Appointment

Call (302) 651-4200 or (800) 416-4441

You can make an appointment for pediatric primary care visits or any of our pediatric specialty care clinics located around the hospital. To make an appointment for specialty services at the hospital, call (302) 651-4200 or (800) 416-4441.

When you call, we’ll pre-register your child, collecting information such as:

  • your child’s name and address
  • your child's date of birth
  • your health insurance or Medicaid information
  • parent phone numbers (home and cell)
  • primary care physician/referring physician contact information (if needed)
  • pharmacy preference

At Your Appointment

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment so we'll have plenty of time to register your child in our system.

 
What to Bring
Please be sure to bring the following items:
  • your photo ID
  • insurance and/or Medicaid cards
  • referral from your referring physician (if required by your insurance)
  • co-payment, if applicable
  • legal guardianship or custody papers if you are not the patient’s parent
If available, please provide:
  • preferred pharmacy contact information
  • names and dosages of all medications your child is taking (including over-the-counter medications)
  • name and number of your primary care physician
  • parent (and child’s) social security numbers
  • parent work information (address, telephone numbers)
  • immigration information (if your child was not born in the United States)
  • list of prior immunizations
 
Forms & Resources
Returning Patients
Resources for Patients & Families
 
Primary Care Appointments

First Floor, Green Module
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (302) 651-5245

Our primary care office located within the hospital operates like any other pediatricians’ office. The only difference is that, here, resident physicians (doctors in training) provide primary care services for newborns to teens under the supervision of attending physicians (doctors with all the required education and certifications). That means even more people are part of your child’s primary care team.

You don’t need a referral to make an appointment — just call our office. If your child is a patient at the practice, our nurses are also available after-hours to address your questions and concerns.

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Specialty Visits

Located in various medical departments throughout the hospital
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Certain specialties offer evening and weekend hours (call to inquire)
Phone: (302) 651-4200 or (800) 416-4441

Within the walls of duPont Hospital for Children, we also provide onsite outpatient specialty care for newborns, babies, children and teens for more than 30 pediatric specialties.

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Same-Day Surgical Procedures

Second Floor, Surgical Services
Phone: (302) 651-4000

For children who need same-day outpatient procedures, our Nemours Surgical Care Center (located on the second floor of the hospital) offers the convenience and ease of a state-of-the-art surgical center, staffed by our experienced, caring team who know how to help kids – and parents – feel comfortable.

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Outpatient Pharmacy

Located near the Emergency Department (ED)
Hours: Monday–Friday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Phone: (302) 651-4649
Fax: (302) 651-4974

Do you have prescriptions that need to be filled after an appointment or after your child is discharged from the hospital? For your convenience, duPont Hospital for Children offers a newly renovated on-site outpatient pharmacy where you can fill prescriptions and purchase many basic over-the-counter medicines and supplies. Shop for reasonably-priced vitamins, pain relievers, cold and allergy medicines, first-aid items, and more. We accept most insurance plans — just show your insurance card when you place a prescription order.

Outpatient Surgery Center

The Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Surgery Center, Bryn Mawr, (located within the Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr location in Bryn Mawr, Pa.) offers convenient, same-day pediatric surgery expertise for children and families in Philadelphia’s suburbs and beyond.

Training Future Experts

Did you know we’re also a teaching hospital? Many of our physicians are leaders in their fields — helping to train tomorrow's pediatric health care providers. And that means you get the benefit of even more people to care for your child.

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*Once they receive a badge, parents, guardians and other identified family care providers or visitors are welcome in the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (in accordance with patient and family preferences and the clinical judgment of the patient’s care team).