For a child, going to a hospital or medical office can be scary. Painful treatments, new surroundings, separation from family and friends, and changes in routines can increase these fears. Child Life Services at Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS) focuses on reducing the stress of health care experiences and on helping families foster healthy coping strategies.
Child life specialists are experts in child development who are trained to help children and their families cope with stressful and potentially traumatic events. They use play, self-expression, and educational activities to support children and families during medical experiences.
GHS Children's Hospital is one of only two hospitals in the Upstate that have Certified ChildLlife Specialists as part of your child's health care team.
Child Life Activities and Services
To meet the unique needs of children and families, Child Life Services provides the following activities and services…
Areas of Service
Child life services are currently available in the following areas…
Child life also accepts referrals for children who receive services in some areas not currently staffed by child life specialists. If your child is having an upcoming procedure or difficulty coping with a medical experience, please call (864) 455-7846.