Nicklaus Children's Hospital Emergency Room


3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

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At Nicklaus Children's, we know that a child's needs are different from adults. To ensure that your child is seen by a pediatric specialist when it is most needed, the Emergency Department has a team of board-certified, fellowship trained, and board-eligible attending pediatric specialists and subspecialties on call, 24 hours a day. Should your child require advanced care, Nicklaus Children's Hospital has a full spectrum of pediatric subspeciality physicians to collaborate in your child’s care.

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Emergency Department is proud to be home to the Miguel "Mike" B. Fernandez Family Pediatric Trauma Center, the only freestanding Level III pediatric trauma center in Florida. An adjoining helipad enhances the facility’s ability to handle incoming traumas, as well as transfers from other hospitals.

Valet Parking Services

As a convenience to patient families and visitors, Nicklaus Children's Hospital offers valet parking at the entrance to its Central Building, near the Devonshire Boulevard ingress/egress to the campus.

  • Free to ER visitors: Valet services are free of charge for those visiting the hospital's Emergency Department
  • Valet Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • The valet is operated by Towne Park
  • For any assistance you may call 786-682-2001.

Zero Suicide Initiative

Nicklaus Children’s has joined Zero Suicide, a quality improvement initiative that elevates system-wide suicide prevention and care, with the goal of saving lives.

Through a grant provided by the Children’s Hospital Association, Nicklaus Children’s is implementing Zero Suicide’s proven prevention and care practices adapted within a continuous quality improvement model.

Goals include:

  • Reducing suicide deaths
  • Decreasing hospitalizations
  • Enhancing quality and continuity of care
  • Improving post-discharge follow-up visit attendance
  • Improving screening rates
  • Implementing system-wide care pathways
  • Reducing inpatient psychiatric hospital readmissions

What Patients and Families Should Know

As part of this initiative, patients ages 8 and above in our Emergency Department, Urgent Care Centers and and inpatient units, are being screened for suicidal ideation. Parents and clinicians will be made aware when children report such thought patterns. Additional follow through and recommendations will be made for as appropriate to children’s care needs.

 If you have concerns that your child may be contemplating suicide, please call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.

Accepted Insurance

As the only pediatric hospital in South Florida dedicated exclusively to children, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and its multispecialty physician group, Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, LLC, is proud to be an in-network provider for the majority of health insurance plans providing coverage to our patients.

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