MUSC's bear clinic slated for Saturday - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

MUSC's bear clinic slated for Saturday

Posted: Updated:

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - The Medical University of South Carolina's Children's Hospital is hosting a special clinic on Saturday to treat a unique kind of patient. Doctors and children will be treating Teddy bears.

Children and their families are encouraged to bring a teddy bear or their favorite stuffed animal the Children's Hospital Emergency Department for a check-up. Each child will receive a gift bag and will also be able to do art activities sponsored by the 4Cats Art Studio.

The bears will be registered as a patient and receive an ID bracelet and medical chart, the hospital said in a statement Thursday.

Each teddy bear will go through a triage process where their owners will be encouraged to describe the injuries or illnesses their teddy bear is suffering from, have their weight and vital signs taken and be examined by a pediatrician.

The stuffed animals will have a full diagnosis from staff physicians, including directions on a path to wellness that will include a two-book reading program per night.

Participants should enter through the Children's Emergency entrance at 96 Jonathon Lucas St. Parking is available across the street in the Jonathan Lucas Street Garage.

Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.