A visit to the hospital can be a particularly stressful experience for a young patient. The Child Life Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital helps young patients cope with their fears and anxieties by offering therapeutic activities tailored to meet their social, emotional, and educational needs. Children are provided with the opportunity to continue normal development and to recover from the emotional and physical effects of illness. Familiar experiences such as play, art, school, and socializing with peers are offered to help young patients understand and cope more effectively with the often overwhelming world of the hospital. Every physician in the Child Life Faculty Practice Associates is a staff member of the Mount Sinai Hospital and a faculty member at the Icahn School of Medicine.
The Child Life FPA is open from 9 A.M. until 5 P.M., Monday through Friday