Medical Specialties

How Child Life can Help


You and your child may meet a Child Life specialist on the day of surgery. A Child Life Specialist can prepare your child for surgery using an age appropriate explanation, non-threatening pictures of the operating room, and medical equipment.

PCH Child Life has other tools to help you and your child better understand the hospital.

  • The Simply Sayin' app can be used to help explain medical terminology in a child friendly way. The app is free of charge and is available on both android and apple devices.
  • View the pre-op video with your child to better understand what to expect on the day of surgery.
  • Call about a Pre-Surgery Tour for you and your child
  • Read more about the Child Life Program

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