Food service 

The "room service" approach to meals at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital allows children to order the food they want any time from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. by calling 4-3000.

You will find a menu in your child's room. Please allow 45 minutes after placing an order for food to arrive. All food requests will be checked against the physician's order to assure the correct food for your child's condition and status. Food is available for a variety of special needs, including vegetarian and kosher.

If your child is admitted after 7 p.m. and needs a meal, a box lunch will be provided. Contact your child's nurse for details.

If you have a concern regarding your child's diet, please ask to speak with a dietitian.

Guest Trays

Guests may order a meal for $6. You may pay by cash or credit card. Use your child's menu for food selection. With your payment method ready, call 4-3000 to place an order.


Patient rooms are cleaned once daily. A nightly "turn down" service enables housekeeping to give rooms a final routine check.

Housekeeping can be reached 24 hours a day from any internal phone at 2-6296.