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Pediatrics – Child Life Program


The Child Life Program offers multiple services to children and their families. The child life specialists work hard to make sure that all the emotional and social needs associated with a medical visit are met while in or visiting the hospital. 

  • Inpatient tutoring services
  • Hospital tours
  • Music therapy
  • Clown care
  • Entertainment visits
  • Teaching about new diagnoses
  • Teaching coping skills
  • Play
  • Preparation for procedures and procedural support
  • Early intervention referrals
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Student internships
  • Holiday toy donations and distribution
  • Nonpharmacological pain management
  • Hospital specialists from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
  • Pieces of Home - The Backpack Project

Contact Us

Call: 617.414.2599
Fax: 617.414.4533

Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Child Life Program
Dowling Building
6th Floor, Room 6012
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

Learn More

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Directions to BMC
BMC Campus Virtual Tour
Pediatrics Home
The Child Life Council
Wheelock College
Family Ties of Massachusetts
Starlight Children’s Foundation
The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp

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