Through the Bear Hugssm program, The Vermont Health Plan donates teddy bears to children who are ill or injured. Ambulance services and emergency medical technicians throughout Vermont use the teddy bears to provide comfort and support to children in trauma and other emergency situations. While the children focus on the bear, the emergency staff will be able to do their jobs more efficiently.
Emergency workers say that, in times of crisis, children respond positively to the familiar comfort of a teddy bear.
If you would like to sign up your ambulance service for this program,
simply fill out our Bear Hugs order form.