Children's Hospital Colorado

Family Use Areas at Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus

Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus in Highlands Ranch has a range of amenities and services for patients and families. Check out our South Campus hospital virtual tour for an in-depth look at our hospital, or learn more about our family use areas:

Eat well during your stay

A view of the family use areas at Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus, which include a cafeteria counter with lime green wall on the left side, white tables and orange chairs on the right side and a coffee station against the back wall.

The Children’s Colorado South Campus cafeteria is called the Fresh Market Cafe. It is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. From 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., only a few choices are out while we switch from breakfast to lunch.

During the day, food choices include:

  • The cereal and yogurt bar: oatmeal and yogurt with a variety of toppings
  • The grill: omelets, turkey dogs, grilled chicken and daily specials, like nachos
  • The fresh salad bar: crisp lettuce, spinach and healthy cottage cheese
  • The deli: sandwiches on your choice of bread (available during lunch hours)

The Coffee and Gelato Bar is located near the cafeteria. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids will enjoy a variety of gelato flavors like butter pecan and birthday cake, while parents can sip custom coffee drinks and take in the panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains.

Vending machines are available for your convenience in the Urgent Care area, located on the 1st floor.

Find help and ask questions

A welcome desk is located in the main lobby on the 1st floor and can be reached by calling 720-478-0025. The hours of service are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lactation rooms are available for breastfeeding moms. Ask the welcome desk for more information on lactation rooms.

Contact patient representatives with any questions, concerns or unmet needs related to your experience at Children’s Colorado. They are available at 720-777-6887 on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Relax in an on-site suite just for parents’

The Ronald McDonald Family Room is located on the 4th floor for parents’ use. Amenities include a washer/dryer, full kitchen, TV and lounge area and shower and restrooms. Call 720-478-0269 with questions.

This refuge is the perfect place to put your feet up, take a deep breath and catch up on some TV, laundry or sleep. Complimentary snacks and beverages are ready and waiting for you as soon as you enter the door.

Order room service and meet dietary needs

Room service is offered to inpatients from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To place your order, call extension 8-6232 and your food will be delivered within 45 minutes.

If your child’s doctor has prescribed a modified diet, or if food allergies are a concern, the room service operator will assist you in selecting appropriate food items. Guest trays can be purchased for $8/per tray. Cash, credit cards and hospital cafeteria gift cards are accepted.

Take a pre-surgery tour with your child

Surgery/procedure preparation tours are offered to help you and your child prepare for the day of the operation.

Pre-surgery tours are led by our Therapeutic Recreation/Child Life Specialists who are trained to talk with your child in a non-threatening and age-appropriate manner. Our specialists are sensitive to your child’s needs and make every effort to make the hospital environment feel normal to your child.

The pre-surgery tour takes about one hour. On your tour, you will see an operating room, learn your way around the hospital and have a chance to talk about what happens on the day of surgery.

When to tour? Younger kids have a shorter memory and older kids do better with more time to prepare. These age guidelines can help you schedule your tour:

  • 0 to 2 years old: Parents are encouraged to view the pre-surgery video.
  • 3 to 5 years old: Tour one to five days before the operation or view the pre-surgery video.
  • 6 to 10 years old: Tour seven to 10 days before the operation or view the pre-surgery video.
  • 11 to 18 years old: Tour one to two weeks before the operation.

To reserve your spot in the pre-surgery tour, please call 720-478-0285.
To see more photos and videos of our facility, take a virtual tour of South Campus.