A visit to the doctor’s office or hospital isn’t much fun for anyone, especially kids. But, when you know what to expect ahead of time, you can help your child relax before the appointment.
At Banner Children’s, our goal is to make your child’s experience with us easier for both of you. When you’re in any of our facilities, we want you to feel like part of our family.
Take a minute to review these tips to help prepare your child for a doctor’s visit, medical test and hospital stay.
Doctor’s visits should be a regular part of a healthy childhood, but that doesn’t make them any easier for children – or their parents. Shots still sting, some tests are uncomfortable, and medicine doesn’t always taste good. When there’s a chance your child may experience pain or discomfort, these tips can make your child’s appointment a little smoother.
If your child needs a medical test, it’s perfectly natural for both of you to feel a little anxious. Try these tips to make the experience more comfortable.
Use our health library to learn about the test your child will have so you can answer questions and offer assurance. At some of our hospital locations, child life specialists can help with these conversations.