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If your child is having surgery or a cardiac catheterization at Miami Children's Hospital let our Child Life Department help prepare you and your child for their surgery.

* The program is designed for children ages 3 and up.

 A Child Life Specialist will provide all of the following:

  • Surgical teaching sessions using child friendly language.
  • Medical play sessions to enhance understanding of medical equipment and supplies.
  • Tour of specific areas to familiarize them with the sight and sounds of the hospital.
  • Helpful information and resources to parents and siblings.
  • Opportunities to answer any questions the child may have about their surgery or what will happen when they come to the hospital.


The Child Life Pre-Surgical Orientation Program is offered every Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m..


You need to reserve so please register by calling (305)666-6511 ext. 3932 or use our online contact form so a Child Life specialist can contact you.

* The program is designed for children ages 3 and up.

If you have any questions or need more information about Child Life and the services we provide, please contact the Child Life Department at Miami Children's Hospital.

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