School Health Programs

Bringing pediatric healthcare to children in our community.

The School Health Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital continues our mission to be where the children are.

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Medical Outreach to Serve Those in Need

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital provides medical outreach through a variety of programs to bring healthcare to children in need.

School-Based Programs

Together with The Children's TrustMiami-Dade County Health Department and MDCPS, Nicklaus Children's provides nursing services in 75 MDCPS campus locations, where the school population is underserved.

This program brings registered nurses, licensed practical nurse practitioners, advanced registered nurse practitioners, licensed social workers and mental health therapists to more than 10,000 students in twelve schools throughout Miami-Dade County, with the goal to decrease absenteeism and improve health outcomes for the student population. The program also ensures children without a pediatrician are assigned one.

Services include:

  • Evaluation of acute illnesses
  • First aid
  • Vision screenings
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • BMI screenings
  • Health education services
  • Mental health therapy services
  • And more

Schools Serviced

The map below highlights the 20 schools that have partnered with the The Children's Trust (green icons) and the 56 schools which are partnered with the Department of Health and the school district (yellow icons).

Virtual Education

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital School Health Nurses are available to conduct one-on-one virtual education classes to students and parents on various health topics, such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Bullying
  • Dental Health
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, Vaping, and other drug abuse
  • Injury Prevention & Safety
  • Mental Health
  • Conflict Resolution

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Community Immunizations

Now more than ever: protect your child from the flu!

Nicklaus Children's is pleased to partner with the MDCPS to offer free flu vaccines for children ages 2-17.
Making sure your child has received the annual flu vaccine is especially important during the pandemic. Getting both COVID-19 and the flu can put patients and their families at increased risk.

When: August 21, Saturday.

  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Hialeah Gardens Middle
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: West Miami Middle School

For appointments please call 786-624-4757.

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Telehealth

The hospital’s telehealth program also supports this initiative by connecting school-based nurses (from four participating Miami-Dade County Public Schools) to advanced pediatric practitioners at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital through the use of telehealth technology.

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Community Partners