Child Life Services

Child Life Specialists at Cleveland Clinic Children's use a variety of techniques to help young patients understand and cope with their medical experiences.
Child Life Services Overview
Child Life Services Overview

Helping Families Prepare

Child Life Specialists are health professionals who assist children and adolescents and their families as they prepare for and cope with pediatric medical and emotional experiences such as surgery, hospitalization, tests and procedures. We’ve discovered that when children understand what is happening to them, they cope more effectively and experience less psychological trauma and anxiety. Our Child Life Specialists are trained in child development, child life, education and psychology.

Child Life Specialists assist pediatric patients and families at Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus, Fairview Hospital and Hillcrest Hospital.

About Our Child Life Services, Surgery Tours, Wish List & Contact Us

About Child Life Services

View Child Life Services programs at Cleveland Clinic Children's, as well as important information about what we treat and our staff.

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Surgery Tours

Our Child Life specialists offer tours designed to orient patients and families to the hospital and surgical environment.

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Wish List for our Patients

View wish list items that can be donated. Cleveland Clinic Children’s, along with our patients and families, appreciate your generosity

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Contact Us

Fill out the Child Life Services form to contact Cleveland Clinic Children's.

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