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What to Expect

Preparing for your visit

Children's Mercy Hospital is committed to guiding your family through every step of the health care experience, including your child's return to home and the classroom. We can help patients, parents and siblings cope with the various challenges that can arise when a child has required clinical treatment.

If you have additional questions for Child Life, please call (816) 234-3757 or email

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The Handbook for Patients and Families

The Handbook for Patients and Families provides helpful information for you and your family during your time at Children's Mercy.

The Handbook (pdf)

El Manual (pdf)

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New Journeys handbook

A handbook created by the Family Advisory Board for families with children who have special health care needs.