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New game introduces youngest patients to the Clinical Center

App aims to make the hospital experience less daunting for children

NIHCC Treasure Tour

The NIH Clinical Center is giving its patients the chance to "level up" with a new app.

The game, called the NIHCC Treasure Tour, is a free application created for the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. The app is aimed at children and their families to better help them understand the layout of the hospital, the programs and services offered onsite and the procedures and tests patients might undergo.

Designed to be a fun and interactive game, players can customize their character avatar and explore the hospital before visiting in person.

Treasure Tour can be played on web-based platforms and downloaded to iOS devices in the Apple App Store or to Android devices in the Google Play Store.

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