Nobody likes staying in the hospital, but at Levine Children's Hospital, we promote fun and family involvement through a variety of activities and special support programs designed to not only make your child feel better, but to make your entire family less stressed. Check out the many ways we support our families:
Spending time in the hospital can be a trying experience for anyone, but it's especially difficult for an active child. We have many ways to keep children engaged and entertained during their stay with us. Find out more.
Something special we offer at Levine Children's Hospital is CaringBridge, where you can create a free personalized website to keep your friends and family updated. Find out more.
Treating physical conditions is what we do best, but sometimes our spirits need a little more. That's where our chaplains step in. Pastoral care is available any time you need it. Find out how to request a chaplain or locate our chapel.
It can be scary for anyone in the hospital, but even more so for a child. Levine Children's Hospital Child Life program works alongside doctors, nurses and families to help children cope while being in the hospital – and adding in a little bit of fun, whenever possible.
The Children's Advice Line is a free, 24/7 telephone help line for parents. Our experienced registered nurses can help with anything from feeding problems to treating a child's high fever, coughing or minor illness. Our translation services allow our nurses to communicate with you in Spanish, Vietnamese and many other languages. This free service is a gift to the community from the Children's Miracle Network.
Social workers can help with the day-to-day issues that many families face when their child is hospitalized, as well as the unexpected needs that may arise. Find ways we can help you.
We have a hospital-based early intervention program developed to improve healthcare and support services for families who experience a lengthy hospital stay. Family and Developmental Specialists provide developmental, informational, emotional, financial and community support to promote developmental outcomes and enhance family functioning. Services are intended to meet the special and individual needs of each family and provide a smooth transition into community services.
A family kitchen area, with a refrigerator, microwave and ice machine, is located on all of our pediatric floors and in our pediatric intensive care unit waiting area at Levine Children's Hospital. We can also arrange for access to a washer and dryer and meal tickets for parents. A special menu for children is also available.
Our resource library is more than just a library. It's a gathering and meeting place. Find out all about it.
We want your child to concentrate on getting better, but we also know that education is important. We want our patients to stay on track with their schooling. Find out how.
Patient representatives are available 24/7 to assist patients, families and visitors with comments, concerns, feedback and special needs. To reach a patient representative, please call 704-355-3131, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hours and on weekends, call the operator, 704-381-2000, and request a patient representative.
The Pet Therapy Program allows dogs to enter the hospital to visit with patients and their families. All dogs are licensed and registered with Pet Therapy International Incorporated, and are always accompanied by their licensed handler who supervises all patient interactions to ensure safety.
We have areas devoted to play and recreation whether you're a child, teen or adult. Learn more.
Since our broadcasting studio opened in 2013, we've had so much fun watching our children create radio, television and other programming, or interviewing celebrities who stop by to visit. Find out how your child can explore their creative side.
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