Emergency Medicine | Clinical | Child Life

Saint Louis Children's Hospital is home to many highly trained child-life specialists, and our emergency department relies on them to help provide a calming, relaxed, and gentle environment to patients and families in otherwise scary and stressful procedures and situations.

Child life specialists are pediatric health care professionals who work with children and families to help them cope with the challenges of hospitalization, illness, and disability. They provide children with age-appropriate preparation for medical procedures, pain management, and coping strategies. They also provide information, support, and guidance to parents, siblings, and other family members.

Our Child Life specialists are available during the busiest times of the day, every day of the week.

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