Animal assisted therapy is available for our patients and their families during their stay. Blank Children's Hospital understands the unique human/animal bond and how it can enhance a positive attitude and actually assist in the healing process. Certified teams of dogs and their handlers are available to visit patients in the hospital several days of the week through Volunteer Services. A patient or family member needs to check with a nurse to make sure it is medically-appropriate to receive a visit from our animal assisted therapy volunteers.
For infection control reasons, your family pets are not allowed to visit the hospital.