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Important Resources

Health and Safety

For information on Emergency Services:
Helpine 305-296-4357
305-292-8452 (TDD)
Poison Control 800-222-1222
Car seat installation & safety 800-441-1888
Health Department 305-324-2400
Children’s Medical Services
- North Office
Children Medical Services
- South Office
American Heart Association 305-856-1449
Dade County Safe Kids Coalition 305-663-6800
Switchboard of Miami 305-358-4357
Water Safety 305-644-1200
For Information and Immunizations:
Immunization Hotline 800-232-4636
For Information about Economic/Financial Support for Families in Need:
Economic Self-sufficient Services
(Temporary assistance for needy families)
Florida Kid Care (health insurance) 888-540-5437
Social Security Administration 800-772-1213
Medicaid 305-499-2100
Women & Infant Care Program (WIC) 786-336-1300
Special Transportation Services (STS) 305-263-5406
For Information about Breastfeeding:
La Leche League 954-574-6600

Child Care

For Help in Finding and using Childcare:
Headstart and Early Headstart 305-347-4622
Childcare Resource and Referral Hotline 305-373-3521
Early Learning Coalition 305-646-7220 Miami-Dade
305-296-5557 Monroe
Parenting & Child Guidance/Nicklaus
Children's Hospital Preventive Medicine
305-666-6511, ext. 4268

Child Development

For Information on Children's Evaluations or Services Related to a Developmental Delay or Disability (Birth-three years):
Nicklaus Children's Hospital,
Early Steps Southernmost Coast
786-268-2611 or
University of Miami Early Steps North Dade 305-243-5600
Dade County Public Schools 305-995-1000
Child Find FDLRS 305-274-3501
Department of Children & Families Office of
Developmental services
Information on Child Development- Family Health Line 800-451-BABY
For Support and Information about Parenting Challenges:
Helpline 800-273-4558
305-292-8452 (TDD)
CCDH Central Directory 305-596-1160
Community Resource Parent Center
Parent to Parent of Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Family Counseling Services 305-271-9800
Family Network on Disabilities of Florida 800-825-5736
Parents as Teachers 813-974-7875
Parent to Parent of Miami 305-271-9797
For Assistance Translating into Another Language:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital,
Switchboard Operator Will assist you
AT & T Language Line 800-643-2255
For Economic & Family Support:
Legal Aid (provides free legal assistance to people
with disabilities, low income or elderly citizens)
Miami Dade Transit Information 305-770-3131
For Help Finding a Doctor/Nicklaus
Children's Hospital referral line
305-930-4362 or

The Early Steps program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital (called Early Steps Southernmost Coast) assures that early intervention services and supporting resources are available for young children with special needs from birth to age three-nurse carrying baby

For more information

To learn more about the services offered or to schedule an appointment,
please call 888-624-7837.

Hours of Operation

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

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