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Child Life Services at MassGeneral Hospital for Children assists children and adolescents coping with illness and medical treatment.
The program is dedicated to creating a comfortable, therapeutic and family-centered environment. Our goal is to optimize a patient’s growth and development, decrease anxiety and foster positive coping skills. Medical preparation and procedural support, offered by Child Life, helps patients gain a sense of mastery over their health care experiences. We encourage play opportunities and peer socialization to help normalize the hospital setting.
Child Life Specialists are certified in the assessment and treatment of the developmental, emotional and psychosocial issues of children. As members of the health care team, we provide consultation and intervention services regarding child development and the impact of illness, injury and hospitalization on children and families.
Pediatric Operating RoomOffice Phone: 617-724-1211
Ellison 17 Pediatric Unit (Birth through Eight Years)Office Phone: 617-724-5727
Ellison 18 Pediatric Unit (Eight Years through Twenty-One Years)Office Phone: 617-724-5839
Emergency DepartmentOffice Phone: 617-643-9276
Pediatric EndoscopyOffice Phone: 857-238-7347
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic & Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy CenterOffice Phone: 617-643-1819
Pediatric ImagingOffice Phone: 617-724-1153
Pediatric Intensive Care UnitOffice Phone: 617-724-4350
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