Alberta Health Services

Calgary Zone - Child Life Services


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

This service supports children and families by:

  • teaching children and families about what to expect with medical procedures, surgeries, illness and hospitalization
  • helping children build coping strategies for stressful procedures such as IV starts, bloodwork and MRI through education and medical play
  • providing therapeutic interventions such as distraction, relaxation breathing, positions of comfort as part of child's coping plan
  • coordinating safe play spaces such as unit playrooms, art studio, outdoor sports field
  • providing developmental and therapeutic play interventions
  • facilitating group programs and special events
  • providing recreation and leisure education through recreational therapy programs
  • offering therapeutic/expressive arts interventions through music therapy and art therapy
Key Provider: art therapists, child life specialists, music therapists, recreational therapists
Eligibility
N/A
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral Required, 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.Referral Process: Yes,

Healthcare provider must refer child.



Waiting Period: Yes,
Telephone
403-955-2593
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: N/AMembership Fee: No
Documents Required

Healthcare provider must refer child.

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Main entranceLifts accessible onsiteOther disabled access: No -
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
July 13, 2020
Address
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T3B 6A8

This facility provides a range of healthcare services for children up to 18 years old including a 24/7 emergency department.


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Hours of Operation
Mon
07:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Tue
07:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Wed
07:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Thu
07:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Fri
07:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Sat
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM