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Get the facts on how we're ensuring safety at our locations, our PPE safety requirements, and more, so you know it's safe to receive the care you need—as well as safe for us to continue delivering your care. Whether your visit is for routine care, emergency care, or COVID-19 care, you have a nationally recognized leader in safety, ready for you. See temporary restricted visitation policy and COVID-19 vaccine update.

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Preparing and supporting your child during a stay


 

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Inova Child Life specialists dedicate themselves to easing the anxiety and stress affecting children during a hospital stay or outpatient procedure. Our Child Life experts are available at Inova Children's Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital.

Because your child is unique, our Child Life specialists tune in to your family, culture and stage of development.


Contact us

For more information, feel free to contact us:


Child Life Services – Inova Children's Hospital

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
703-776-6486
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Staff hours fluctuate on the weekends

Child Life Services – Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

3600 Joseph Siewick Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
703-391-4039

Child Life Services – Inova Loudoun Hospital

44045 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg, VA 20176
703-858-6544


Child Life offers many services


  • Procedural preparations
  • Pre-surgical tours
  • Distraction and support during medical procedures
  • Medical and therapeutic play
  • Normalization activities
  • Sibling support
  • Hands-on education about the hospital environment
  • Bereavement support
  • Community education

Preparing your child for a hospital stay or surgery


Our Child Life experts offer excellent general guidelines to parents who want to prepare their child for a visit to Inova Children's Hospital.


Internship and volunteer opportunities at Inova Children's Hospital



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