A visit from a pet and its handler while in the hospital can be just the prescription for a positive outlook on your future. That’s why CarePoint Health is pleased to offer a pet therapy program at each of our facilities.
Pet therapy uses dogs to help people recover from or better cope with health problems such as heart disease, cancer and mental health disorders. If you are interested, let your doctor or other caregiver know. He or she will arrange for a dog and its handler to visit your hospital room. They typically stay for about 10 to 15 minutes. You are welcome to pet the dog and ask the handler questions.