Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Monroe Carell Jr.
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at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232


(615) 936-1000

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Child Life Services
 

Child Life Services works with patients and families to promote a positive medical experience. Our child life specialists are trained in child development and the unique needs of children, teens and families in the hospital. Through play, child life specialists create a friendly environment to help your child feel more comfortable.


When to Request a Child Life Specialist

  • My child is nervous or has questions about an upcoming procedure or test.
  • My child needs help coping during a procedure or test.
  • My child's brother or sister has concerns about the hospital.
  • My child has had a traumatic experience.
  • My child is having difficulty coping with hospital or doctor visits.
  • My child has a long term condition or was just diagnosed with one.
  • My child is coming to the hospital and would benefit from a pre-admission visit.
  • My child needs age appropriate toys/activities.
  • I have questions about my child's developmental needs.
  • I need suggestions for talking to my child about his or her hospital experience.

Last Edited: September 2, 2014