Health Resources

The Children’s Inn at NIH provides free lodging and a wide range of support services for families of children and young adults up to age 30 who are participating in clinical research studies at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. However, please note The Children’s Inn does not provide any medical care and does not employ any medical staff.

Here are some resources that may help you find medical care for your child:

NIH’s Health Info Lines provide information about specific health conditions and treating institutes. can help you research health topics and organizations, providers and more.

Consult the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), which provides information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish.

NIH Clinical Research Trials and You provides information about NIH clinical research trials.

What’s it like for a child to participate in a research study at the NIH Clinical Center? Follow NCI patient and Children’s Inn resident Travis around the Clinical Center:

Contact the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service for your cancer-related questions or call 1-800-4-cancer. Information is provided in English or Spanish.

Watch a virtual tour of the NIH Clinical Center.

Hear experts and parents discuss ways to support children going through treatment for cancer.

Click here to learn about resources that can help young people find support after a cancer diagnosis and during cancer treatment.

For additional information about childhood cancer, visit this website.