Discover Passport to University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, the smartphone app designed to help patients and families prepare for their healthcare experience.
Created by certified child life specialists, the app gives patients, their families and healthcare providers access to child-friendly information on common medical procedures, tips on preparing for a hospital stay and resources for families. This tool empowers parents and healthcare providers to better support children, engaging them in an age-appropriate learning experience.
The app includes five sections:
This app can also be used by patients, families and caregivers outside of University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. The Procedure Preparation section, Family Resources section and Coloring Board are universal tools designed to be useful for children everywhere.
Some of the things that children can do with the app are:
In addition, parents and caregivers can find helpful tips on how to help children take medicine and siblings can learn about a fun program called Sibshops!