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Requesting an Isolation Room

To keep residents safe while staying at The Children’s Inn, medical teams will inform The Inn when a patient is placed on respiratory or contact isolation.

Contact Isolation: Some reasons one may be placed on contact isolation are C. difficile, ESBL’s, MRSA, VRE or Cystic Fibrosis. 

Respiratory Isolation: The Inn only accepts residents on respiratory isolation for Rhinovirus. Please contact a manager at (301) 496-5672 for the isolation application.

If your medical team has told you that you need to be on respiratory or contact isolation, please fill out the isolation request form.  The approval can take 24 – 48 hours or longer if the request is submitted on the weekend.

Patients can stay in one of our four isolation rooms or in community apartments with their families.   Each isolation room has two double beds, a personal bathroom, a small kitchenette with microwave, small refrigerator, sink and cabinet space, a television with a Roku including Netflix and Disney+, a dresser, sink and table. Our apartments are fully furnished and can accommodate up to six family members.

When you check in, you and your family members will learn about hand hygiene and safety at The Inn.  You’ll sign The Children’s Inn at NIH IsolateINN family agreement, agreeing to follow these rules and exceptions:

  • The patient must stay in the isolation room at all times, except when exiting and entering the building.
  • Family members, including the patient, must follow proper hand hygiene guidelines before exiting and reentering their isolation room.
  • Caregivers and other family members may use common spaces at The Inn, remembering to wash their hands and follow safety procedures.
  • Caregivers and other family members may use The Inn’s common kitchens and prepare food for the patient to be eaten in their room.
  • There is a special laundry service provided at no cost for our isolation families. Please bring enough clothing for approximately one week.