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  • Located on the third floor of the Dana building, the Blum Pediatric Resource Room — with resources for parents, and activities and iPads for children and teens — serves parents and families of children receiving care at the Jimmy Fund Clinic. For information and questions, please call 617-632-3900.

    The Hale Center at Children's Hospital

    At Children's Hospital, inpatient pediatric patients and their family members can visit the Hale Family Center for Families. Services include:

    • Accommodations : Patient Family Housing Program and ICU Sleep Spaces
    • Call center: Facilitates communication between community-based physicians and Boston Children's physicians
    • Activity space and library: Books on medical and developmental topics, as well as children's, teen and adult books, videos, and games
    • Clothing closet: Offers donated supplies for patients and families with a clinical referral
    • Computer/print/copy/fax/scan, video phone, and phone-charging station: Internet-accessible computers and phones for relaxation, work, and the creation of Care Pages
    • Family partnerships : Family Advisory Council, Family-to-Family Program, and Teen Advisory Committee
    • Lactation Support Program : Breastfeeding assessment, evaluation, education, and support
    • Parking Program: Parking assistance for income-eligible inpatient families
    • Pawprints Program : Visits from dogs, for a healthy, fun diversion from hospital routine
    • Playground: Rents basketballs to patient families and provides directions to playgrounds within Boston Children's walls and surroundings
    • Puerto Rico Program: Provides information and resources to patient families from Puerto Rico
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    Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Patient Handbook

    An introduction to our services and resources for pediatric patients and families.

    Dana-Farber Care Card for patients

    Dana-Farber Care Card

    The Care Card is a prepaid spending account offering all our patients and visitors a safe and convenient way to make cashless purchases at many locations throughout Dana-Farber.
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    The Back to School Program

    Returning to school can be an emotional experience; our Back to School Program is designed to ease your child's transition back to the classroom.