Patient and Family Resources

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is committed to providing family-centered pediatric medical programs and services.

Here you'll find information on visiting our hospital, our care approach, financial services, Parents Connect Blog and community outreach programs.

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital provides many unique, family-centered pediatric medical programs and services to the families and children we serve. Some programs help familiarize parents with Nicklaus Children's services, while our Child Life services help make the hospital experience less intimidating.

At Nicklaus Children's Hospital, we focus on providing both patients and families with top-notch medical care, coupled with emotional, psychological and educational support. In this section you will find information on Nicklaus Children's services for patients and families.

Planning your Visit to the Main Hospital

At Nicklaus Children's, we understand that a trip to the hospital can be emotional, and sometimes worrisome, for parents and their children. Our goal is to let you know what to expect during a hospital visit, and provide the best care possible in a child-centered environment. We keep our patients and families at the center of everything we do. 

While You're Here

From where to eat, to our Child Life support services, here you'll find information to help patients and families navigate our main hospital. 

Family-Centered Care Services

As healthcare professionals dedicated to providing the best care for each of our patients, the staff at Nicklaus Children's Hospital recognizes the essential role that families play in the health and well-being of the child. Learn more about the departments and programs whose primary focus is supporting patients and families while they're admitted to the hospital and after they have returned home.

Financial Services

Managing financial and medical coverage when seeking services at our health system can be challenging for our patient families. Here you will find information on financial services at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Community Outreach and Education Programs

Nicklaus Children's Hospital provides community outreach to our local South Florida community by providing classes and courses, in addition to family-centered services to parents, families and professionals. Browse our community calendar for upcoming events you would like to attend.


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Your friends and family at home can create an E-card which will be hand-delivered to the child’s room.
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From Our Blog

Achieving Great Outcomes for Children with Cleft Lip and Palate

By Mislen Bauer
Cleft lip and palate occurs when the baby's lip or mouth does not form properly during pregnancy. The two conditions together make up some of the most common birth defects as one out of every 700 babies is born with a cleft lip, cleft palate or both. The good news about cleft lip and palate is that the condition is now easier to diagnose, treat and correct than ever before. Here’s what you need to know about this common birth defect. 
Read More in our Blog