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Here for the Children … Throughout the World
International Patients Seek Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital

Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, is one of the world’s leaders in pediatric healthcare. The hospital draws children from all over the world, and is the only medical facility in South Florida that is dedicated exclusively to children.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, offers hope to parents whose children have seemingly insurmountable problems. We reach out to secure the health of children in our community and throughout the world.

Renowned internationally, the hospital is a premier pediatric provider with expertise in all aspects of pediatric medicine. Expert physicians representing more than 40 pediatric sub-specialties are located within the hospital’s main campus, where they collaborate to provide comprehensive medical care to serve children with the most complex health challenges. It’s no wonder that international dignitaries and heads of state choose Nicklaus Children's Hospital for their own children’s healthcare. We provide best of class, culturally-sensitive care at a world-class facility, emphasizing quality and competitive pricing.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital Global Health Offers Expert Care Coordination with a Comprehensive Team of Pediatric Care Experts

To ensure optimal care and ease of access for international children and their families, the hospital’s Global Health Team offers coordinated, comprehensive service. Your child will be under the direct care of a dedicated physician who is available around-the-clock to coordinate your child’s care needs with other caregivers, including the referring physicians.

You will also benefit from the hospital’s Medical Concierge Service, which will facilitate every aspect of your child’s stay. The multilingual concierge staff offers expert care coordination that begins with the first contact and continues throughout the child’s stay, follow-up care and the transition back home. Our goal is to offer care and support that fulfills each family’s needs in a culturally sensitive manner.

Global Health offers:
  • Around-the-clock access to our Global Health physician specialist, who will coordinate your child’s plan of care with all other medical specialists
  • Access to physicians in virtually every pediatric sub-specialty in one location. These specialists are available on the Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, campus to collaborate in your child’s care, as needed
  • Virtual and telemedicine consulting with referring physicians to ensure continuity of care
  • Coordinated scheduling of appointments to ensure the most efficient use of the patient and family’s time
  • Interpreter services are available for you and your child by qualified interpreters, when necessary
  • Transfer and review of medical records to determine plan of care to follow
  • Financial estimates of hospital costs
  • Assistance with visa/immigration needs
  • Assistance for families in coordinating hotel accommodations at discounted rates to serve needs and individual preferences
  • Financial/insurance counseling

World-Renowned Physicians

Whether a child requires specialized care, general pediatric medicine, a consultation or second opinion and/or the most sophisticated surgical procedures, Nicklaus Children's offers a full complement of physicians who are highly trained and experienced in addressing the specific needs of children. The hospital’s 650-member medical staff includes virtually every type of pediatric subspecialist to help with highly specialized health concerns.

Critical Care Transport

Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, LifeFlight® critical care transport team provides transport of critically ill children from referring hospitals to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, pediatric care units. In addition to ground ambulance transports, the LifeFlight program offers air transport via helicopters operated by PHI, Inc., one of the world’s most experienced aircraft operators and the holder of a Part 135 Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, and through contracted fixed-wing aircraft charters.*
* Nicklaus Children's Hospital is not a direct air carrier. Aircraft, both helicopter and fixed wing, are operated pursuant to contract with Nicklaus Children's Hospital , by companies which are FAA certificated.
Language Services

As the gateway to the Americas, Miami has an international flavor that is welcoming to visitors from afar. Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian and Arabic are among the many languages commonly spoken by Miami residents. We provide interpreter services and also are able to provide care and guidance with the assistance of our multilingual staff.

Comprehensive Specialized Treatment or General Medicine

For specialized treatment or everyday medicine, at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, children benefit from the most experienced and devoted staff and the most sophisticated and advanced facilities.
Here are some of the programs and services offerred at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital:

Take a Closer Look

Whether your child needs a consultation, a second opinion, or such complex treatments as heart surgery, neonatal intensive care, or treatment for neurological disorders, the unsurpassed clinical expertise, research, and innovative treatments offered by Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, are here for you. We bring an understanding of children’s physical and emotional needs that goes beyond any ordinary hospital. In order to truly recognize the wide array of pediatric services offered by Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, you should visit our facility for yourself. For more information call us or visit our web site today. We’ll be happy to give you a tour or send you more information.
About our Global Health Team 

If you are a physician and would like to refer a patient, please contact Andrea Maggioni, MD, MBA, Director of Global Health.

Andrea Maggioni, MD, MBA
Andrea Maggioni, MD, MBA
Global Health

To contact our Global Health team, call (+01) 305 662 8281 or send an email to

To make an appointment at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, please click on the appropriate link below.
If you would like to make an appointment to bring your child to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, please complete the online International Patient Registration Form.

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