I love this idea. It’s warm and fuzzy. Northwest Children’s Hospital is having its annual Teddy Bear Clinic. The Teddy Bear Clinic will be held on Thursday, July 11, from 5 – 8 p.m. at 1501 S. Coulter.

The clinic focuses on educating children from elementary school age and younger about the various areas of care in the hospital. Their goal is that each child will gain a sense of comfort and understanding should they ever need to be a patient in a hospital.

This will be the tenth year the Teddy Bear Clinic held at Northwest.

Kids can bring their favorite teddy bear, doll or stuffed toy as the “patient." Children can bring their “patient” to a triage area where nurses will take vital signs and then send them to the doctor.

A child and their teddy bear will be shown to a pediatrician for a diagnosis. Doctors will refer to the stuffed animal family member to surgery, respiratory care, X-ray, dietary, or laboratory depending on the patient’s symptoms.

The event will feature:

Hands-on learning opportunities

Healthy snacks

Teddy Bear Snack Shack

Broken Bone Station

Teddy Bear Fist Aid Station

LIFESTAR Tours

Teddy Bear Fist Aid Station

Finger Casting Station

Doctor Dress Up Station

Baby Bear Nursery

Move and Groove with Rehab

Broken Bone Station

Location: Northwest Texas Healthcare System
Heart Hospital Lobby
1501 S. Coulter
Amarillo, TX 79016

Find out more here.