Phone: (217) 757-6394
Thank you for choosing HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital for your child’s surgery. We will work with you to provide the best possible care for your child while you are here. 

Pre-registration instructions

Before you bring your child in for surgery, please call (217) 535-3797 to pre-register or pre-register online. Pre-registration is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. This will ensure an easier check in on the day of surgery.  

If your child has special needs relating to a disability, hearing disorder or if he/she needs an interpreter, please call St. John's Case Management Services Department at (217) 544-6464, ext. 45095, between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. After 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, please call (217) 544-6464 and dial "0" for the operator.

Please bring legal guardianship documents for the child to the hospital that day and leave all valuables at home.

Pediatric Anesthesia Clinic

St. John's offers a free, pre-operative Pediatric Anesthesia Clinic to help address parents' questions and concerns about anesthesia and pain management and to allow an anesthesiologist to conduct an anesthesia evaluation on the child before surgery. Clinic hours are 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If possible, schedule the appointment at least one week before surgery. To make an appointment, call (217) 544-6464, ext. 51946 or ext. 51947. 

Surgical Discovery Tours

Surgical Discovery tours are a guided tour of the hospital and an introduction to some of the staff that will take care of your child.