We promise to do everything possible to prevent and treat needle pain. For every child. Every time.


Please note: The Comfort Promise program is not yet available everywhere at UCSF. We're rolling it out over time and hope to have it in place in all our pediatric hospitals and clinics by the end of 2024. To find out whether it's in effect in your child's unit, clinic or lab, check with the medical team there.


Kids don't like needles, and no one wants to see their child in pain. That's why we promise to do everything possible to minimize the pain of needle procedures for children of every age, from babies to teens.

Whether your child needs a vaccine, a blood draw or an IV catheter placement, our experienced and compassionate providers partner with you to use simple pain-reduction tools and techniques that work for your family.