Retail Pharmacy

Patient families may fill prescriptions and purchase over-the-counter medicine at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

The on-site retail pharmacy, owned and operated by Publix Pharmacies, offers an extensive line of products and accepts all major insurances, including Medicaid. The pharmacy is geared to serve the needs of children and carries hard-to-find pediatric medicine.

publix pharmacy on campus
publix pharmacy on campus

For the convenience of our patient families, when you are preparing for discharge from Nicklaus Children's Hospital, the Publix Pharmacy can fill and deliver all of the needed prescriptions right to your child’s room. That way, when it’s time to leave the hospital, you’ll have all the medications your child needs to continue care, and you can get back home as quickly and easily as possible.

After Discharge

Once you’re discharged home, a Publix pharmacist will call you 72 hours after discharge to see how your child is feeling, and to answer any questions you may have about the prescribed medication regimen. When it’s time for your child’s next refill, simply visit any of our Publix pharmacies. Their records are in our system, making the transition simple.

Finding the Pharmacy

The Publix Pharmacy at Nicklaus Children's is conveniently located on the first floor of the hospital, near the visitor's parking garage.

Hours of operation are:

Monday through Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The retail pharmacy is staffed by knowledgeable pediatric pharmacists who can answer dosage and drug-specific information/questions, both in English and in Spanish.

To speak with someone in the Publix Pharmacy at Nicklaus Children’s, call 305-669-7155. You can also fax your prescription to us at 305-669-6564.

Services include:

  • Compounding - Publix can compound your child’s medication as prescribed.  We’ll even mail the compounded prescription directly to your home at no extra charge. 
  • Flavor-Rx - When your child is sick and refuses prescribed medicine because of the taste, the Publix Pharmacy at Nicklaus Children’s can help. By adding Flavor-Rx, even the strongest-tasting medicine can be transformed to one of 12 child-friendly flavors. Flavor-Rx doesn't change the effectiveness of the medication and can be added to prescription or over-the-counter medications.
  • Call-In Service - What do you do when your child's medicine is hard to find? You can call the Publix Pharmacy at Nicklaus Children’s when you have a special request or need medicines that are not commonly stocked elsewhere. You can arrange to pick up these products at any Publix Pharmacy.  
  • Specialized Baby Formulas - The Publix Pharmacy at Nicklaus Children's carries some specialized baby formulas for retail purchase.  

    *Publix offers non-sterile compounding only.

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