What to Know

The best way to prepare your child for a visit to Cardon Children's Medical Center is to answer questions honestly, clearly and directly. Learning more about your child's condition or the procedures they will be experiencing can help you provide age-appropriate answers.

Focusing on the positive effects of treatment by positioning the experience as being how “the doctors are going to help you get healthy” is one way of offering support. Reading an age-appropriate book about visiting the hospital and initiating medical-themed playtime using a child appropriate doctor's kit can also help children gain a sense of familiarity and control over their medical center experience.