Child Life Program, Rochester General Hospital
1415 Portland Ave., MOB Suite 300
Rochester, NY 14621
Contact: Teresa Schoell
The Child Life Program at Rochester General Hospital seeks to make the hospital experience a positive one for our pediatric patients. We do this by providing age-appropriate play opportunities, hands-on teaching about their medical conditions, coaching and distraction during blood draws and other painful procedures, and therapeutic play experiences to help soothe their fears. We also provide support for the siblings of our pediatric patients, and services for the children of adult patients facing end-of-life, or life-limiting conditions.