Child Life Services

Child Life Services

Our Child Life Specialists are specially trained professionals who can help children cope with the stress of medical procedures or staying in the hospital by helping them feel more in control and giving them space to play and be kids, even in the hospital.   

Medical procedures in a hospital setting can be confusing and frightening to children and teens. Your Child Life Specialist is a very important part of your child’s care team who:

  • Gets your child ready for procedures and surgery using language that is easy to understand
  • Teaches your child how to be less anxious about procedures
  • Uses art, books and play time to help ease your child’s fears
  • Helps support siblings and other family members as well
This service is provided at no additional charge. If you’re interested in meeting with a child life specialist, talk to your doctor.