About National Jewish Health for Kids


National Jewish Health for Kids offers dedicated care from America’s best pediatric specialists. We have created an environment in response to the rising demand from parents and patients for treatment of asthma, atopic dermatitis, food allergies, rhinitis, immune problems and recurrent infections – all diseases that are increasing at alarming rates throughout the country.


The Child Life Program

The Child Life Program is play-based and helps children, teens and family members cope with illness, treatment and the overall healthcare experience. A trained Child Life Specialist can provide health education regarding illness, preparation for medical procedures, and distraction during painful procedures, developmentally appropriate play and recreation, creative arts and emotional support for patients and families. Child life services are available at no cost to the patient.

The Child Life Program also runs the therapeutic playroom. It is located between the pediatric care unit and the pediatric clinic. This playroom is staffed by trained volunteers and is open each morning and afternoon. We hope by providing this playroom we are helping children view visits to the doctor or hospital in a more positive light. Many children look forward to coming to the playroom and playing before/after their appointment or during their hospitalization. Within the playroom are games, art activities, a pretend medical play area and an outdoor playground.

Testing and Procedures

  • Blood Draw
  • Bone Scan
  • Bronchoscopy
  • CT scan
  • EGD/Endoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Methacholine Challenge
  • Nasal Washes
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Ph Probe PV Curve
  • Skin Testing
  • X-ray

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Contact Information

For more information, to make reservations, or to sponsor the event, please contact:

Stephanie Ballman


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