For children and teenagers, the hospital can be a very scary place. Whether your child is visiting Mayo Clinic getting evaluated for a new diagnosis, a check-up, a procedure, or just to visit a loved one, Mayo Clinic and the Windland Smith Rice Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic want to make it easier for them to cope with the stress and anxiety of the medical environment.
The Child Life Program at Mayo Clinic's Children's Center provides child life specialists trained in child development to provide age-appropriate support to children and families during medical experiences.
As a unit dedicated to the needs of children outside of the medical part, the Child Life Program at Mayo Clinic strives to:
Marne Matysek, pictured to the right, is the Windland Smith Rice Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic's Certified Child Life Specialist. Whether your child is struggling with their diagnosis and treatment of their disease, or with everything surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Marne is available to help. Through video or in-person visits, Marne can:
There are many different stressors in the world right now, but child life specialists are here to help!
For more information or to request child life services, contact any member of your health care team. You can also call 507-255-4091, email child life at firstname.lastname@example.org, or view their brochure.
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