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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital
At the Forefront of Kids' Medicine

Our Programs

Child life specialists focus on each child's psychological and developmental needs in order to help him or her feel more comfortable in the hospital. We use a wide range of medical dolls, teaching tools, and resources to prepare each child for procedures, surgeries, and treatments.

Since we know that children grow and learn through play, we offer many opportunities for children to do just that, as well as the chance to socialize with other young people in the hospital. The child life staff provides a wide range of these supportive services for babies, children, and adolescents.

"This was the greatest experience my child and I could ever have in a hospital. It was made possible by the Child Life staff and playroom. They are truly a gift to mental and physical healing."--An appreciative parent