Please note, patient visitors will be limited to no more than one for the patient’s entire hospital stay or visit. Children under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed as visitors. For more information on our ongoing response to COVID-19 in Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Central Florida, visit our coronavirus website.Click to learn more
Preparing Your Child for Procedures
Most children are able to cope successfully when they know ahead of time what to expect. Adequate preparation can help your child feel less anxious about hospitalization and medical procedures.
Child Life has developed the following materials to help you and your child prepare for common hospital procedures. Keep in mind that your doctor will determine the appropriate procedures needed for your child. Not all children will have all of these procedures.