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Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Child Life Program

Child Life Specialists are trained, certified members of the healthcare team who focus on and attend to the emotional, social, and developmental needs of hospitalized children and their families. By providing developmental, educational and therapeutic play, Child Life Specialists work to reduce the amount of stress associated with hospitalization.

The Child Life Department at Children’s Hospital conducts the pre-surgery tours. For more information and to register for a tour, call 778-2154.


Highway 27 to Fourth Street (not Fourth Avenue) Exit (one-way); continue on Fourth Street which merges and turns into Third Street (two-way) to Central Avenue. Left on Central Avenue; left on Blackford Street and left into the public parking garage.


Department of Surgery Main Line:

(423) 778-2142

Department of Surgery Fax:
(423) 778-6073

(423) 778-5241

Department of Surgery Child Life Specialist:
(423) 778-2154

Child Life Department:
(423) 778-6814