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Relaxation, Wellness & Spiritual Resources

Phoenix Children’s Patient & Family Services team offers relaxation, wellness, and spiritual resources and support during a child’s hospitalization.

Chaplain Services:

Animal-Assisted Therapy:

Lowering Stress, Lifting Spirits

Caring for a hospitalized loved one is challenging when you’re pulled in so many directions. It’s important to tend to your own needs, too, so you can be there for those you love.

At Phoenix Children’s, you’ll find people, places and even a few furry friends who are good for the heart and soul. Peace, quiet, laughter and smiles play a vital role in everyone’s overall health and wellness.

Learn more below about stress-reducing, day-brightening opportunities like these:

  • Animal-Assisted Therapy 
  • Wellness Resources
  • Spiritual Care
  • The Emily Center – Mindfulness Room
  • Peace Room
  • Social Services

When a child is hospitalized or being treated for an illness, it is important for the entire family to find balance through trying times. We’re here for you whenever you need a hand or a moment alone. Please let us know how we can help you to find the support you need.

Animal-Assisted Therapy 

Studies show animal therapy can help kids of all ages. Our highly trained intuitive furry visitors help lower stress, lift spirits and give children and families a little relief from their troubles. Our Animal-Assisted Therapy program brings certified therapy animals around for positive physical and psychological benefits.

Kids can exercise mind, body and spirit simply by walking a dog, getting outside or playing fetch. Children and families are able to take a moment and lean into the positive distraction of physical and emotional pain. Contact your treatment team or a Child Life specialist.  

Wellness Resources

Phoenix Children’s offers health and wellness resources including “Mindful Minutes” – a list of simple ways to make even the smallest windows of time count. 

Learn more about wellness resources at Phoenix Children's.

Spiritual Care 

  • Chaplain services: 602-933-0751
  • Spiritual care hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, on-call 4 p.m. – 7 a.m.
  • Spiritual care contact: Referrals through nurse or doctor  

Chaplains can provide spiritual support at your child’s bedside, as an integrated part of the care team throughout rounds, care conferences and ethical consults. At your request, a chaplain can also connect you with your own faith community.

An interfaith chapel is open daily, 24 hours a day, on the first floor of the East Building, just past the Emily Center.  

The Emily Center – Mindfulness Room

The Emily Center has a Mindfulness Room equip with massage chairs that are available 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for up to 30 min increments on a first come first serve basis. To check ahead and see if they’re available call The Emily Center at 602-933-1400.

Social Services

Our social work professionals offer caring, practical assistance and guidance for patients and families. They can connect you to services and support, ranging from coping and stress relief to communicating with medical teams and finding financial, hospital, and community resources and assistance.

Ask your child’s nurse about social work services available 24/7 at Phoenix Children’s.

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