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Pediatric Services

"Bearly" Sick Care Program for Children at McLaren Port Huron

'Bearly' Sick Services

"Bearly" Sick child care is available on the Pediatric Unit at Port Huron Hospital, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for children of our Women's Wellness members.  The program is for children ages 6 months to 14 years.

Bearly sick recipient

Once you are registered for the program, if your child is ill or has a minor injury and you are not able use your regular child care provider, or they are not able to attend school, you may call the Pediatric Department at McLaren Port Huron at least two (2) hours prior to the time you wish to bring in your child. Care is available only if beds are available on the unit. When you call we will let you know if space is available. We are not able to accept children with highly contagious diseases.

If you have to work, or have a commitment that you can not miss, it's comforting to know that your child will be cared for by our trained staff.  Call Women's Wellness Place for information on becoming a Women's Wellness member and registering for this program at (810) 985-2663. You can also call HealtlhAccess at 1(800) 228-1484 for more information.

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Pediatric Rehab

Rehab Goal:  Our program is dedicated to helping children of all ages reach their highest potential.  We assist each child in gaining functional independence, interacting with friends and family and getting back to fun childhood activities.

pediatric therapy

The pediatric rehab program at McLaren Port Huron is staffed by an experienced and committed group of pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapists. Our therapists share a broad knowledge in neurodevelopmental treatment, sensory integration and childhood development. Whether it is an orthopedic condition or a neurological impairment, our specialists work closely with the physician and family to develop a plan of care that meets the unique, individual needs of the child. Each session is individualized, child-friendly, and play-based to maximize the child's functional outcomes. We strive to empower the patient and family by involving them in the plan of care and offering education during each session.

The goals of Pediatric Physical Therapy include:

  • working toward increasing independence and participation
  • facilitating motor development, function and joint mobilization
  • improving strength, endurance, balance and coordination
  • enhancing learning opportunities
  • easing challenges with daily living
  • improving cognitive processing (attention) and sensory processing (integration)

Conditions treated in our Pediatric Program:

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  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • General Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Conditions
  • Hemiparesis / Hemiplegia
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Down's Syndrome
  • Sensory Integration
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Neurological Impairment
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Torticollis
  • Tone Abnormalities
  • Toe-Walking
  • Spasticity
  • Speech & Language Impairments
  • Difficulty Swallowing/Feeding
  • Growth Failure
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Genetic / Metabolic Disorders
  • Developmental Delay
  • Chronic Illness

Therapy Strategies:

  • Self-help techniques
  • Therapeutic play
  • Mobility and range of motion
  • Strength, balance, and coordination
  • Fine and large motor skills
  • Family/caregiver education
  • Splints, casts, and specialized equipment
  • Sensory integration therapy
  • Oral motor therapy
  • Feeding
  • Communication strategies

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