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Cardinal Glennon / Services & Programs / Specialty Programs for Patients & Families

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital offers additional services and programs for our patients, families and the community at large.

Child Life Services

The Child Life team advocates for the psychosocial, developmental, emotional and educational needs of all our patients and families.

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Child Protection Services

Children deserve support, assistance and the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life. Our child protection services provide expert assessment in a compassionate, child-friendly manner.

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Complex Medical Care

Our Complex Medical Care Program is dedicated to caring for children with chronic medical needs and providing peace of mind for families.

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Footprints℠ Program

This program is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children living with pediatric cancer and other complex medical illnesses, as well as families being cared for at the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute.

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Music Therapy

Our music therapists use music to assist patients during their hospital stay, improving their experience.

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Shining Star School

Children who are hospitalized benefit from keeping much of their regular routines from their lives outside the hospital - attending school is part of that routine.

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Additional Specialty Programs

FACES: Foreign Adoption Clinic & Educational Services

Foreign Adoption Clinic and Educational Services, or FACES, is a comprehensive program that addresses the medical, physical, emotional and psychosocial needs of internationally adopted children and their families. Learn more about FACES pre and post-placement services.

Fostering Healthy Children

The Fostering Healthy Children program takes a multidisciplinary approach to medical care for children entering foster care. Our team of SLUCare Physician Group experts is committed to ensuring our young patients have access to the continuous medical care and services they need, regardless of the family circumstances in which they live. Learn more about how we provide access to continuous care for foster children in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area.

Safety Programs

The SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Safety Program is dedicated to the prevention of childhood injuries. It also serves as the lead agency for Safe Kids St. Louis, a local chapter of the national Safe Kids program.

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