24 Hour Nurse Telephone Triage
Call 1-800-654-0022 to speak with a highly trained nurse who will help you decide what's best for your child, whether to call a doctor, rush to the emergency room, or simply give a hug.
The Department of Pediatrics provides primary care, inpatient, and subspecialty services to children, adolescents, and young adults. Services are available at Woodhull Medical Center and community clinics.
From the newborn nursery to our specialized program for teens, Woodhull gives your child the tools for a healthy start in life. Our primary care services ensure that your child's care continues throughout childhood with yearly health maintenance visits and up-to-date immunizations. Special programs target important community health issues, such as asthma, diabetes, and obesity.
Child Life Program
Hospitalization can be a traumatic experience for children. To minimize the stress of illness, hospitalization, and medical treatment, the Child Life Program promotes and enhances the child's developmental, emotional, and spiritual needs. A trained Child Life Specialist/Art Therapist encourages positive coping strategies in children and their families as they encounter the wide range of experiences when ill.
Child Life services include:
- Art Therapy
- Medical Play/ Reinforcement of Diagnosis and/or Treatment Plan
- Psychosocial Preparation for Medical Procedures
- Sensory Stimulation
- Art/General Recreation
- Relaxation and Guided Imagery
- Patient and Family Support