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Patient being helped by a nurse.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Child Life​

You provide your child security, comfort, acceptance and affection at home. The Child Life & Expressive Therapy team helps provide these needs at Marshfield Children's Hospital.

We strive to make your child's medical experience easier. Our goals are to:

  • Minimize your child's stress and anxiety related to their care
  • Enhance your child's understanding of procedures
  • Provide age-appropriate, safe play environments
  • Enhance your child's growth in their stage of development and within your family and culture
  • Support you and help you participate in your child's health care
  • Help you and your family maintain everyday routines


Interpreters

If you do not speak English, interpreter services are available at no charge. Ask your nurse for more information.


Hearing-impaired services

Telecommunications devices are available.

If you are hearing impaired, we can make arrangements to have a sign language interpreter available for assistance.


Spiritual opportunities

We recognize your spirit needs care when significant life changing events occur. A meditation room and chapel are located on the first floor for meditation and prayer.


Case management/Social workers

Case management/social workers are available at no charge to refer you to community resources.

They can help arrange for service you and your family may need, including​:

  • Assistance with advance directives
  • Discharge planning
  • ​Financial assistance
  • Home-delivered meals
  • Home health care
  • Insurance authorization assistance
  • Resources for abuse and neglect
  • Medical equipment
  • Support groups
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Therapy

Ask your nurse about speaking with a case manager/social worker.

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