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Programs & Services

Child Life Services

Provides psychosocial, developmental and educational support to children and families regarding illness and hospitalization.

Supports children and families in the hospital by:

  • developing strategies to help adapt to, cope with and adjust to illness or hospitalization
  • addressing anxiety or misunderstandings using various strategies (e.g. expressive art, therapeutic or medical play)
  • collaborating with families and other healthcare providers in the hospital and community
  • teaching children and families what to expect with treatments, illness and hospitalization
  • providing safe and fun places to play and learn through normal life experiences and special events
  • running play and teen group programs ("The Beach" and the "Teen Room")

Contact Details

Stollery Children's Hospital

8440 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2B7
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available.

  • Parking rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers, including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities.
  • Public parking is GST exempt.
  • Pay by Plate machines accept Canadian coins or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).
  • Maximum 28 Canadian coins per transaction, no pennies. Machines provide no change.
  • Pay on Foot machines accept Canadian coins and bills, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). These machines will provide change.
  • Parking Office accepts payment by cash, credit card, debit or cheque
  • Bus stops at 112 and 114 St.
  • LRT Health Sciences station is located west across 114 St.
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

7:00 am - 4:00 pm


Check calendar located outside of WMC 4B1.08 for updated program times.


Service Providers May Include
art therapists, child life specialists, music therapists
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Referrals also by request support staff or families on nursing units or outpatient clinics.

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services