Illness can be stressful for children and their family members, so Cook Children's offers a variety of ways to meet the emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of our patients and families.
Cook Children's Support Services include Child Life specialists who provide therapeutic, educational and recreational activities, licensed clinical and play therapists, psychologists and social services. Translation services are also provided for non-English speaking patients and families.
For your convenience the following links can help you find tools and information to help you navigate your child's disease, patient and family support groups, camps with full medical support for patients, and some that support siblings, and even the whole family. Plus links to community and educational resources.
Do you have questions about a diagnosis or condition? Let us help. Ask a Cook Children's librarian to prepare an information packet just for you.
Programs that offer support for those going through various treatments.
Family medical planner
Parents of patients have lots things to keep up with, appointments, treatments, medications, home care and more. Our family medical planner can help you keep track of everything. The planner is FREE and is available online.
Family advisory council
Giving families a voice. The Cook Children's Neurosciences Family Advisory Council is here for you and your family.
Youth advisory council
Similar to our Family Advisory Council which is made up of parents and key caregivers of our patients, we have formed the Youth Advisory Council, which is made up of teens who are or have been patients at Cook Children's Medical Center.
Camps for kids
Learn and play with others who share similar challenges.
We are here to help.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. Call our offices at: 682-885-2500 to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff.