NIH Patient Services

Information on travel, lodging, in patient services, and more available for patients of the NIH studies.

To learn about the autoinflammatory studies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), click here.

The Children’s Inn at NIH

Pediatric patients age 0 to 25 and their families can stay at the Children’s Inn free of charge during their visits to the NIH for treatment and care. This is “a place like home” for children and families coming to the NIH. It’s a place that everyone, kids and families, look forward to going “home” too after long days at the NIH. Usually accommodations are arranged by your patient coordinator at the NIH. Ask your patient coordinator for more information.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Children’s Inn at the NIH

NIH Visitor Information

Information you need for travel to the NIH. This includes security screening, location, and transportation information.

The NIH TakeMeThere App

Download this app to help find your way around the NIH.

Things to Do in Washington DC

Between appointments at the NIH, some patients are able to take time to visit attractions in Washington DC. Many of the museums are free. This site is a good resource for things to do and see. The Smithsonian National Zoo is closest to the NIH, easy to get to via the Metro system, and free.

Meet Others at the NIH

Many patients in the autoinflammatory community are part of the NIH studies and stay at the Children’s Inn. You can find out if others with similar conditions will be there at the same time as you by joining a support group and posting a question asking who will be there at the same time as you.

Lodging for Adult Participants in NIH Studies

To find out about lodging for adults, contact your patient coordinator with the study you are participating in. In some cases, discounted lodging is available. Click here to see hotels on the NIH shuttle route and other nearby hotels.

 NIH Staff Directory

Search for contact information for researchers and other staff at the NIH here.