Since 1991 the CliniClowns are visiting children in Austria. In cooperation with nurses, doctors and psychologists a special program was developed for chronically ill patients. Based on the idea that laughter is the best medicine, specially trained artists, social workers from different fields etc. are visiting the children regulary dressed as clowns. So the clowns are no normal circus entertainers, they are qualified in the psychological field and provide individual attention. The Clownvisits relax and interrupt the otherwise often dreary hospital atmosphere alleviating the infants pain and solitude and help them overcome diversity. CliniClowns are regularly visiting chronically sick children by means of individual attention psychological help and entertainment, to help them come to terms with their sicknesses and combat their fears of hospitals.