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Tours for Tots Hospital Exploring

Taking the “scary” out of big medical facilities
Visiting a hospital can be a scary experience for a little kid.

All those machines. Big beds with buttons. Lots of grown-ups wearing white coats and scrubs. They may wonder why a loved one needs to be there.

And if it’s the child who needs care, the anxiety doubles. Will there be needles? Bad-tasting medicine to take? 

Research shows that children who are prepared for hospital stays are better able to cope with the experience.

Anxiety and stress can be real problems for kids – even for babies and toddlers. Take a child’s fears seriously and help them manage and overcome anxiety and stress.

-- Better Health Channel

Geisinger is there

Comforting childhood hospital fears
Targeted to children age 3 and older in Bloomsburg and surrounding areas, our Tours for Tots program gives kids a “snapshot” of everyday life in a hospital.  When children can see first-hand how we use our equipment to make people better, it helps ease their fears of the unknown in a safe and fun way.

Book a free Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital tour!
Tours are provided on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, from 10:30am to 1 pm. Tours are scheduled with a maximum of 15 participants, but special arrangements can be made for larger groups and other dates and/or times as requested.  

The tour last approximately one hour. Children dress up in scrubs, booties and hats to visit multiple hospital departments, including:

  • Radiology
  • Physical therapy
  • Emergency department
  • Food service
  • Sterile processing

To schedule a tour, contact Lisa Makara at: 570-387-2099 or email lmmakara@geisinger.edu .