Alberta Health Services

Edmonton Zone - Child Life Services


Description
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)
Key Provider: art therapists, child life specialists, music therapists
Eligibility
No
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral Required, 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.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

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

Telephone
780-407-6818
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: N/AMembership Fee: N/A
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: Yes - Parking stalls, ramps, elevators and washrooms.
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
April 17, 2020
Address
8440 112 Street
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2B7

This facility provides a range of healthcare services for children including a 24/7 emergency department.


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Hours of Operation
Mon
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tue
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wed
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thu
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fri
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM