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Northern Westchester Hospital Sets Date For Its Annual Teddy Bear Clinic

Northern Westchester Hospital will be hosting a teddy bear clinic and health fair for children to learn about the possibilities of what may happen if they visit a hospital.
Northern Westchester Hospital will be hosting a teddy bear clinic and health fair for children to learn about the possibilities of what may happen if they visit a hospital. Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Northern Westchester Hospital will be hosting its annual Teddy Bear Clinic and Health Fair on Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Parents, children and their favorite stuffed animal can arrive anytime between 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. The Teddy Bear Clinic will follow an open house format and the last tour will be held at 10:15 a.m.

The NWH Teddy Bear Clinic is a positive learning opportunity for children to experience first-hand what might happen if they visit their doctor, hospital or hospital emergency department. The program is designed so that children will not fear a trip to the hospital. 

The family event teaches children about medical treatments and healthy habits in a warm and friendly manner. Children and their “patients” will observe and learn about X-rays, splints and stitches, casting, IV therapy and more.

Children can also participate in interactive activities on exercise and healthy eating, first aid and safety, germ-busting and ambulance tours.

The event is free and registration is required. To register, visit www.nwhER.org.