Family Center

Feeling Stressed?

Ways to Unwind

While in the hospital, parents sometimes desire a quiet place to think, pray or simply take their mind off of things – even if just for a few minutes. Whatever your needs, Children’s Harbor strives to provide you and your family with ways to unwind.

The Family Center

The Children’s Harbor Family Center, located within the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children, offers lots of ways for patients and their families to stay active and have fun during their hospital stay.

Atrium

The atrium is an open area at the entrance of the Children’s Harbor Family Center. It’s often used for events, but look up and you’ll see a beautiful marine-themed piece of revolving art that spans three stories.

Make the most of it

After looking at the art from below, bring your kids up to the fourth floor and let them discover the inner workings of the art from a completely different perspective. From there, you can also enjoy a birds-eye view of the hustle and bustle of the city streets four floors below.

How to get there

Get there by traveling toward the Children’s Harbor Family Center from either building of the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children.


Library

For the curious minds of patients, siblings and their parents, the library in the Family Center offers books and periodicals for children and adults. The books were provided by the Junior League of Birmingham and other generous donors.

Make the most of it

Lounge in the library or check out books and find a comfortable place somewhere else to read and relax.

How to get there

The Library is located just inside Children’s Harbor Family Center at Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children and is open from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM on weekdays and 1:00 - 5:00 PM on weekends. Questions? Contact (205) 638-6123.


Movie Checkout

Movies can be a great way to entertain patients and their family during hospitalization. Come visit the Family Center and pick out a movie. Select up to two movies and check them out at the front desk.

Make the most of it

Help your stay go by a little faster. Pick up a snack for everyone and take your movies back to your room for "movie night".

How to get there

Movies can be rented in the Family Center from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM on weekdays and 1:00 - 5:00 PM on weekends. We’ll just need your name, room number and telephone number. (Please come by to see what's available. We can’t list them all by phone.)


Family Room

The family area in the Children’s Harbor Family Center offers relaxed seating near the game and activity areas. It’s equipped with chairs, sofas, a television and tables for children to draw, read, play or do other activities.

Make the most of it

While your children play in the activities area nearby, spend some time reconnecting with others in your family – your spouse or children who might crave your attention.

How to get there

The Family Media Room is located inside the Children’s Harbor Family Center at Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children. It is available for use from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM on weekdays and 1:00 - 5:00 PM on weekends. Questions? Contact (205) 638-6123.


Salon

Stop in and relax at the salon in the Children’s Harbor Family Center. Free haircuts, styles and shampoos are available to patients and family members. If your brave soldier or beautiful princess can’t make it out of their room, allow us the honor of coming to you.

Make the most of it

Looking good is closely aligned to feeling good. Why not take some time to be pampered and relax while getting a haircut?

How to get there

The salon is located just inside Children’s Harbor Family Center at Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children. Stylist Danielle Wilson is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am - 1 pm for patients and family members. Questions? Contact (205) 638-6123.


Family Kitchen

Have a family meal in the kitchen at Children’s Harbor Family Center. There is a microwave, refrigerator, tables and food storage areas available to patients and their families.

Make the most of it

You may be surprised at how having a family meal together around a table can lift spirits and give everyone a chance to reconnect.

How to get there

The Family Kitchen is located inside the Children’s Harbor Family Center at Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children. It is available for use from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM on weekdays and 1:00 - 5:00 PM on weekends. Questions? Contact (205) 638-6123.