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What’s nearby

Explore the neighborhood near
Hemby Children's Hospital

The Elizabeth neighborhood

When you visit your child at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital, you are in Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood. The location puts you close to restaurants, hotels and much more. Use the map to find services you may need.

Short-term housing

Friends and family members may travel long distances to visit loved ones receiving care. Several hotels partner with us to provide discounted rates. Ask about a Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center rate when you make a reservation. Ask your bedside nurse or the NICU case manager for recommendations for lodging, which may include the following:

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte
1613 E. Morehead St.
704-335-1191

If you live outside of Mecklenburg County, your healthcare provider or social worker can submit a request for lodging at the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte on your behalf. A request does not guarantee room availability. Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte does not reserve rooms or accept reservations. Once your referral has been submitted, call the hospitality services director (704-288-5318) at least one day before you plan to arrive to find out if a room is available. Please understand that Ronald McDonald House has its own criteria and qualifications, so acceptance for services may vary according.

Hospitality House of Charlotte
1400 Scott Ave.
704-376-0060

Contact the chaplain’s office at 704-384-4168 or ask the NICU case manager for a referral form. Call the hospitality house for room rates.

Things to do with siblings

When visiting the Elizabeth area, you’ll have options for diversions. These are a few ideas for spending time outside of the hospital with the siblings of patients.

Independence Park
The 19-acre public park, at 300 Hawthorne Lane, has areas for walking, plus a rose garden and pond.

Travel by streetcar
Stops for the free CityLynx Gold Line are located just outside Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. From there, you can walk or connect to the Lynx Blue Line for a short trip to these destinations:

  • ImaginOn: A youth destination located at 300 E. Seventh St., in the heart of uptown Charlotte. This collaborative effort between the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is a 102,000-square-foot facility recently ranked by Livability.com as the No. 1 children’s library in the United States. (704-416-4600)
  • Discovery Place Science: Charlotte’s premier science and technology museum is a worthwhile visit for all ages. It is located at 301 N. Tryon St. in uptown Charlotte. (704-372-6261)
  • 7th Street Public Market: This indoor marketplace hosts local shops, bars, bakeries and a variety of counter-service eateries. Find it at 224 E. Seventh St. (704-230-4346)