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Supervised Play Center Comes to LVH–Muhlenberg

Our new children’s play center on the campus of LVH–Muhlenberg is sure to bring a smile to the faces of children and their parents when it opens on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Located inside the Family Health Pavilion, Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital Play Center is decorated with kid-sized furnishings, colorful rugs and nature-inspired murals.

The play center is a free service available to children 2 ½ through 12 years of age. Parents and guardians may use the service for up to two hours while they receive treatment, attend an appointment or visit a patient on our campus.

A fun space for children

The play center offers a safe space where kids can be kids. Children are free to move around, get creative with supervised arts and crafts, or enjoy a story under the watchful eyes of a certified attendant and volunteers.

“This supervised space allows parents and guardians to focus on their own health care needs or that of a sick or recovering loved one,” says Mary Bianchi, Vice President Women and Children’s Service Line. “It will help make going to the doctor or visiting a friend more convenient, while also giving children a safe space for fun, supervised activities.”

First-time visitors will need to register their child for the service. Children must be free from illness and wear socks. Parents and guardians are required to show photo identification.

Children and their parent or guardian will have matching identification bracelets placed on their wrists. The identification bracelet must remain on your wrist until you pick up your child.

Here’s what you need to know before visiting:

Location: Family Health Pavilion at LVH–Muhlenberg, first floor

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Who can attend: Children 2 ½ through 12 years old who are free from illness or infection

What to bring: Socks for your child and a photo ID for each responsible parent/guardian. Outside toys are not allowed.

Contact: For more information or to reserve a space for your child, call 484-884-2021.