What to Expect from Your Visit

Your first appointment at Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, can be a busy one because we have so much to show you.

After you check in with the receptionist, a staff member may take you on a tour of the clinic and get you started with any necessary paperwork and medical evaluations. You also meet the members of your child’s medical team.

Each visit begins with a check of a child’s height, weight, temperature, and blood pressure. If needed, blood tests can be performed on-site for quick results. Musical therapy, medical play, and our nursing staff help to make these and all tests and procedures as easy as possible.

Arts and Crafts in Playroom

We invite you to explore the spaces around our waiting area: the playroom, teen room, fish tank, family pantry, music room, wellness room, and our education center and library. Patients are encouraged to create artwork, grab a snack, or do homework in the playroom. Older patients enjoy using the teen room for relaxing, playing videogames, watching movies, using the computer, and studying for school. 

What to Bring 

In order to make your first visit go smoothly, please be sure to bring the patient’s: 

  • insurance card
  • primary pediatrician’s contact information
  • lab results, scans, or other test results that led to diagnosis
  • current list of medications
  • list of any known food and medication allergies
  • change of clothing, including diapers and underwear
  • snacks and formula

Our staff looks forward to working with you, and we hope to make your visit pleasant, comfortable, and personal. Please do not hesitate to call us at 212-263-8400 if you have any questions or concerns.