AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Northwest Texas Hospital held a free teddy bear clinic.
The clinic focused on educating children about the various areas of care in the hospital.
The kids who participated were able to bring their favorite teddy bear or doll to act as a “patient” while nurses took vital signs and sent the doll to a doctor.
“It’s important for kids to understand that, you know, we’re a friendly face,” said Becky Imel, child life specialist. “We’re here to help them, and so this is an opportunity for them to kinda get that experience of what a hospital might be like and be able to have all the time they want to be able to explore, ask questions, and get to see medical equipment.”
The goal is that each child will leave with a sense of comfort and understanding if they’re ever a patient in a hospital.