The Portneuf Medical Center in Southeast Idaho is preparing to hold the annual Teddy Bear Clinic. All stuffed animals can come and get a checkup.
The Teddy Bear Clinic is a special event for all children and their stuffed animals. Kids can bring their stuffed friends in for a medical checkup. Children will also have the important role of comforting their stuffie and taking care of it.
The doctors will be able to use the full array of equipment in the hospital. Weights and measurements, physical therapy, x-rays and, if necessary, even surgery can be done if needed.
Stuffed animals that have injuries will be repaired with stitches. This is also a great way for the children to see and experience what goes on in the hospital. This in turn should make children feel more comfortable when they too have to get a medical checkup. The annual Teddy Bear Clinic is quite successful and helps to dispel some of the anxieties children feel when they must see a doctor for a medical procedure or treatment. There will also be experts on hand for consultations with parents.
Portneuf Medical Center invites all children ages 2 to 12 to the annual Teddy Bear Clinic on March 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Portneuf Medical Center. This free annual event is fun for the whole family. “We had more than 900 Teddy Bears go through last year, and more than 2,000 people attended the event. Each year the event grows, and we are thankful for the chance to engage and educate children in our community”, the medical center notes.