The Teddy Bear Clinic, celebrating its 15th year, is a family event that teaches youngsters about hospitals and medical procedures in a friendly and fun atmosphere. The event is free and open to the public.
WHO: For children 3-12, accompanied by an adult (and a favorite teddy, stuffed animal or doll) Whether Paddington has a headache or Elmo caught a cold, doctors, nurses, clinicians and other hospital staff will be on hand to treat children’s favorite toys this weekend at Greenwich Hospital’s 15th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic.Children ages 3-12 are invited to bring their favorite stuffed toy or doll for evaluation and treatment by Greenwich Hospital staff at more than 20 specialty tables.
The Teddy Bear Clinic offers hand-on experiences that teach children about medical procedures and help lessen fear of doctors. Last year’s event drew over 1500 visitors from Westchester, Rockland and Fairfield. Each child receives a passport that is stamped as they visit the different department tables. First stop is admitting for an ID bracelet, and then it’s on to the check-up table for weighing and measuring. Emergency personnel will be ready to take care of sprains, bumps and bruises, and the operating room team will be scrubbed and ready for surgery.
In addition, children learn about diagnostic imaging, medical technology and many other health and wellness topics. The festivities will be held rain or shine and include appearances by event mascot Dr. Teddy E. Bear, a tour of an ambulance, giveaways and healthy snacks.
To see coverage of last year's Teddy Bear Clinic click here.