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Wagons at St. Jude

How do I find a clean wagon?

Many of our young patients enjoy riding in wagons to their St. Jude appointments. We need your help to be sure that our wagons are as safe as they can be.

Wagons can carry harmful germs (bacteria and viruses). Re-using a wagon after another patient could expose your child to germs that could make them sick. This is why we clean wagons after each patient.

After wagons have been cleaned by our staff, they are parked in the lobby of the Chili's Care Center. You will know a wagon is clean if it has a white piece of tape across it that reads "ready to roll."

 Guidelines for using wagons

Cleaned wagons in Chili's Care Center, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN

Cleaned wagons in Chili's Care Center, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN

  • When you can, return any used wagons to the Chili’s Care Center lobby. Please tell someone at the Guest Services desk that you have returned it. This person will place a sign in the wagon that says it is dirty and needs to be cleaned.
  • If you are staying in Tri Delta Place, please keep your wagon with you for the length of your stay. You can take it to your room and use it until your stay is complete.
  • Do not take wagons to Target House or Ronald McDonald House, since we are unable to clean them.
  • Only use clean wagons for your child. Please do not re-use a wagon after another patient unless it has been cleaned first.

If you have questions about wagons at St. Jude, please talk to the guest service representative at the Chili’s Care Center lobby desk or ask a Patient Services staff member.

Key Points

  • Please use a clean wagon (marked "ready to roll") for your child to protect them from germs.
  • You can pick up a clean wagon in the lobby of the Chili's Care Center.
  • Please return any used wagon to the Chili's Care Center lobby and let the Guest Services representative know that you returned it.


Reviewed: July 2022