School Health Program

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

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s school health program offers school-based health clinics in partnership with The Children’s Trust.

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

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.  

Classes and Programs to Promote Children's Well-Being

The Trauma Services Department offers a number of classes and programs to promote the well-being of children in our community.

  • Sport Injury prevention workshops for parents and coaches of young athletes
  • Court-ordered child passenger restraint course (C.R.O.P.)
  • Safe Sitter Program (16-hour program that instructs teens in caring for small children)
  • First aid
  • Safe Transport of Children with Special Needs, offering assistance in the selection of safety seats for proper fit and installation, and appropriateness for child’s overall passenger safety needs. Sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation.
  • Safety health fairs (offered on campus and on location)

Awards & Associations