VEEG Preparation & Packing List

Your child may be admitted for VEEG monitoring for several days. The following list is provided to help prepare you for your stay. You know your child best and can bring what would make him or her most comfortable during the visit. Our Child Life playroom has additional toys and materials to support children limited to their rooms. Please bring extra clothes to help you and your child be more comfortable.
  • Items that may induce your child’s seizures or events
  • Small backpack (for younger patients to carry their EEG pack)
  • Favorite toys, movies, books, etc.
  • Activities that might be fun and new
  • Comforting blanket, pillow, stuffed animal
  • Button-up shirt or pajamas
  • Photos of family members and pets
  • Glasses, hearing aids, crutches, braces
  • Slippers or socks
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Schoolwork, if appropriate
  • Personal items (hairbrush, chapstick, etc.)
    • Name of your child’s primary care doctor
    • Insurance card
    • Photo ID
    • A list of medications that your child is taking
    • Personal items (hairbrush, chapstick, etc.)
    • Slippers or socks
    • Comfortable clothes for overnight caregivers
    • Magazines, books, etc.

    Requesting Your Child's EEG Recording

    Yes, you may contact the Pediatric EEG Department and request a copy of your child’s EEG. All EEG recordings are downloaded onto a DVD with a special program that allows the EEG to be opened and reviewed. EEG files are very large files. It will take up to three to seven business days to process your request. There is a fee of $10 per DVD.
    • Routine EEG recordings: A maximum of five routine EEGs may be downloaded onto a single DVD
    • 24-hour long-term monitoring VEEG recordings: Approximate cost is $10 per day — i.e. If your child was recorded for three days, the maximum cost would be $30. We will work to ensure the lowest cost to you.

    Please note: Your child's EEG report must be requested through our Medical Records Office.

    • You may ask your EEG technician to give you a form, sign it and return it to your EEG technician.
    • You may visit the Medical Records Office and sign the Medical Release of Information. A copy must be faxed to the Pediatric EEG Department at 773-834-0830.
    • You may call the Pediatric EEG Department at 773-834-3665 and have the form faxed to you. Please fax the signed form to 773-834-0830.
    • Your child’s name and date of birth
    • A signed copy of the Medical Release of Information form
    • The date(s) of service for your child’s EEG, if you know them
    • Your name, phone number and relationship to the child
    • All fees paid in full

    Accepted Payment Methods

    You may pay with cash, check or money order. We can not accept credit card payments at this time.
    Make all checks and money orders must be made payable to: University of Chicago Medicine.
    On the memo line write: EEG on DVD.

    Pay In Person

    You may pay in person at Comer Children’s at 5721 S. Maryland Ave., Room K-553. Please call the EEG Department at 773-834-3665 to let us know you are coming.


    Mail Your Payment

    You may mail your payment to:
    University of Chicago Medicine
    5721 S. Maryland Ave., Room K-115
    Chicago, IL 60637
    Attention: Diep Truong


    If you choose, you may pick up your child’s EEG at Comer Children’s at 5721 S. Maryland Ave. You will need to call the EEG Department at 773-834-3665 when you are ready to pick up your child’s EEG. Bring your ID.

    Mail Delivery to You

    If you choose, we can mail your child’s EEG directly to you via USPS at standard rates. Please provide us with your correct name, address, city, state and zip code.
    University of Chicago Medicine
    Pediatric EEG Department
    Office: 773-834-3665
    Fax: 773-834-0830

    Mail Delivery to Your Child's Physician

    If you choose, we can mail your child’s EEG to the consulting physician via USPS at standard rates. Please provide us with the correct name, address, city, state and zip code.
    If you have further questions, please contact the UChicago Medicine Pediatric EEG Department at 773-834-3665.
    Monday to Friday
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m.