Preparing for a Hospital Visit

For more information please call 317-338-3582

Preparing your Child for a Hospital Visit

Preparing a child or teen for a hospital experience is essential. It will help to reduce their fear of the unknown as well as promote important coping skills that will be needed for the experience. It will also support long-term adjustment in the event of future hospital experiences.

The Child Life department at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent works to support these goals in age and developmentally appropriate ways. Please contact their office at 317-338-3582 for more information.

Pre-operative surgery tour

The Child Life department offers preparation tours for children, adolescents, and families .

During your tour, a certified Child Life specialist will show you and your child the pre-operative/post­ operative areas, an operating room and inpatient floors (if patient will be admitted) . To schedule a tour, please call 317-338-3582.

You can also read the “My Operation” with your child before your visit. It contains helpful information and pictures so your child with have a better understanding of what to expect.


Tour of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital with CLS

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