Patient and Family Guide

Pediatric Health Psychology

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Inpatients can be referred to Health Psychology services by their physician.
 
Outpatients can access services by calling (608) 263-8060.
 
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Parents and their children; American Family Children's Hospital Health PsychologistsThe Pediatric Health Psychologists at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin help patients and family members manage their behavioral and emotional needs.
 
Coping with a child's medical condition can be challenging. Research shows that psychological support and intervention can have positive effects on a child's ability to cope with an illness or injury.
 
Health psychologists recognize the emotional challenges faced by families of children receiving inpatient and outpatient medical treatment. After assessing the child's emotional, behavioral and/or cognitive needs, health psychologists offer ongoing emotional support, education, counseling and guidance.
 
Services are offered to inpatients and on an outpatient basis.
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Illness or injury can create multiple challenges for patients and their families. And those challenges can change even when a patient has recovered. American Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Health Psychologists can help patients and families facing a variety of issues.
 
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