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Amenities

Phones, Food, and More

We provide a variety of amenities to our patients, families and visitors to make your stay at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital more comfortable.

Telephone
TV Service
Kosher Pantry
Family Laundry Room
Chaplaincy Services

Restaurants
Shopping
Movie Theatres
ATM

Banks
Relaxation
Family Resource Center
Religious Services

Telephone
There is no charge for local telephone service from your child's room phone. Long distance calls need to be made collect, with a phone card or by dialing 30 and having the call charged to your home phone number.

If you should need to charge your cellphone, a secure smartphone charging station with multiple chambers is available in the Family Resource Center and is free of charge. The Family Resource Center is located off the Main Lobby of the Children's Hospital in Room 1118.

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TV Service
TV service is complimentary for all pediatric patients in the children's hospital.

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Kosher Pantry
On the third floor of the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, there is a pantry stocked with kosher food by Bikur Cholim, as well as videos, magazines and books. The pantry is located in Room 3421.

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Family Laundry Room
The Family Laundry Room is a complementary service provided by Family Resource Center volunteers. It is located on the third floor in Room 3519. The hours of this service are posted on the laundry room door, on the Family Resource Center bulletin boards in each neighborhood and in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

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Religious Services and Locations
The Chapel, Jewish Prayer Room, and Muslim Prayer Room are located on the main floor of the Macy Pavilion in Room 01 near the Burn Unit. They are always open as a quiet place for meditation and prayer. The Chapel is available for memorial services, weddings and special religious observances of all faiths. Special needs can be accommodated by calling the Pastoral Care Office at 914.493.7125.

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Chaplaincy Services
Chaplains attend to the needs of the human spirit by connecting patient families to the strength and comfort of a particular faith or spiritual practice. One does not have to belong to an organized church or even consider oneself religious to benefit from a visit from a chaplain. Hospital chaplains are professionally trained to serve as resources for all people in times of change and provide assistance in reconnecting them with beliefs and values that offer solace. They are available for counsel, conversation and emotional support.

Chaplains of particular faith groups can also be consulted for ethical and/or specific religious concerns. They are able to provide spiritual counseling, blessings and the administration of sacraments depending on one’s religious and/or spiritual needs. If you should like to have a chaplain visit with you, please call the Pastoral Care Office at 914.493.7125.

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Restaurants

Restaurant and Cafe
  • The Children's Hospital Au Bon Pain is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • The Au Bon Pain located on the first floor of the Main Tower is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • The Marketplace Cafe is located on the ground level of the Main Hospital, and is open 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The Cafe is closed on Sundays. 

 

Other restaurants are within a 2-mile radius of the hospital:

  • Cabin Restaurant, 1172 Knollwood Road, White Plains, NY, 914.592.6682
  • Tramonto, 27 Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A), Hawthorne, NY, 914.347.8220
  • Applebees, 20 Saw Mill River Rd,(Route 9A), Hawthorne, NY, 914.345.1555
  • Hida of Japan Restaurant, 6 Saw Mill River Rd. (Route 9A), Hawthorne, NY, 914.592.5900
  • Executive Diner, 26 Saw Mill River Rd. (Route 9A), Hawthorne, NY, 914.592.5415
  • Wendy's, 33 Saw Mill River Rd, (Route 9A) Hawthorne, NY, 914.347.7619
  • Dunkin' Donuts, 182 Saw Mill River Rd, (Route 9A), Elmsford, NY, 914.347.5768
  • Starbucks, 42 Memorial Plaza, Pleasantville, NY, 914.769.1020
  • McDonald's, 600 Marble Avenue, Thornwood, NY, 914.747.0381

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Shopping
There are several shopping malls in White Plains that are easily accessible by car or bus from the hospital. Directions and bus schedules are available at the concierge desk in the Main Tower.

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Movie Theaters
There are two cinemas located within a couple of miles of the hospital:

  • Bow Tie Cinemas 100, 93 Knollwood Road, White Plains, NY
  • Greenburgh Multiplex Cinema, 320 Saw Mill River Rd, (Route 9A), Elmsford, NY

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ATM
A Chase Bank ATM is located in the lobby of the Main Tower.

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Banks

  • Chase, 1150 Knollwood Road, White Plains, NY, 914.592.9432
  • TD Bank, 300 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, NY, 914.592.0012
  • Trustco Bank, 100 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY, 914.345.1808

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Relaxation
There are a number of outdoor gardens located on the hospital campus for relaxation and quiet getaways. One, called Maria's Garden, is located in front of the Children's Hospital, and another is situated between the Children's Hospital and the Main Tower.

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Family Resource Center
Located adjacent to the Children's Hospital lobby, the Family Resource Center is a warm and comforting place for patients and their family members. Patients and families are encouraged to use this area to read a book, use a computer, or just relax for a few minutes. If a family member would like to bring the patient to the Family Resource Center, please speak with the patient's nurse first.

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