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Programs & Services


Pediatric Child Life Services

Assists patients and their families to cope more successfully with their hospital/healthcare experience.

This service provides patients (inpatients and in specific ambulatory settings, like Dr. Gordon Townsend Rehabilitation & Education Program and the Mental Health Program) and their families with

  • recreation and leisure education
  • assessment by ChildLife Specialist to learn how much Child Life intervention is needed

Child Life intervention includes:

  • group play programs
  • 1 to 1 therapeutic play/recreation
  • leisure counselling
  • coordinated holiday, entertainment, and special visitor's events
  • family support/educational resources; 1 to 1 medical play/medical teaching
  • enhancements include music therapy, art therapy, horticultural therapy, and therapeutic clowns

Contact Details

Alberta Children's Hospital

Address
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3B 6A8
Telephone
403-955-2593
Accessibility

Main entrance


Lifts

Getting There

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
child life specialists
Referral Needed

Healthcare provider must refer child.

Service Access

For more information or assistance from a Child Life Specialist for your hospitalized child or teen, please ask someone in the the program area your child is admitted to.