The Music Therapy Program at CPMC offers patients and their families the opportunity to receive therapy services from a board-certified music therapist, at no cost to the family. Music therapists are an integrated part of the patient’s multidisciplinary care team and work closely with doctors, nurses, child life specialists and other therapists.
Music therapy is a clinical discipline that uses research-based music interventions within a therapeutic relationship to address individualized patient goals. Board -certified music therapists use interventions like singing, songwriting, song discussion, active music-making (ie-playing musical instruments), music-assisted relaxation, music and imagery, music performance and music listening to reach a wide range of physical and mental health needs.
In the hospital, music therapy can be used to reduce pain, stress and anxiety, to promote relaxation or induce sleep, to increase self-expression, to provide support before, during, and after procedures, to provide family support and bonding and to provide end-of-life care.
At no cost, on a referral basis, a board-certified music therapist is available to Sutter Health CPMC’s patients, including adults, children and NICU infants. For more information or questions regarding the Music Therapy Program at CPMC, please contact us at (415) 600-0816. To learn about making a charitable contribution to help expand the Music Therapy Program’s free services, please visit CPMC Foundation.
Music therapy is currently offered to CPMC patients in these service areas:
- Novack Child Life services
- General Pediatrics
- Pediatric ICU
- Neonatal ICU
- Emergency Department
- Pediatric Specialty Clinics
- Antepartum patients on bedrest
- Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE)
- Coming Home Hospice