County oversees a network of community health clinics which offer
care regardless of one's ability to pay. Click here
for a list of these clinics.
may also choose to see a private primary care specialist, or "family
doctor". For these doctors you must be insured with a health
plan or pay up front in order to receive care. If the primary
care doctor belongs to your health plan's network of physicians,
you will pay less. Click
here to learn more about US health insurance plans.
order to see a specialist you must normally be seen first by a
Health of South Dade- a private non-profit provider of primary
care and mental health care to South Dade residents.
based on ability to pay "sliding scale". Poor are
not turned away.
clinic at Doris Ison Center - open 12 hours a day, 7 days
a week. For non-emergency cases.
care clinics in this network include:
Opportunity Family Health Centers - the largest urban health
care practice in Florida. 14 Centers in Miami-Dade County. Provides
medical and dental care, substance abuse counseling and treatment,
HIV/AIDS prevention programs, family counseling.
5361 NW 22nd Avenue Miami 33142
privileges: Physicians have admitting privileges at N Shore
and Parkway Hospitals.
C. Meyers Community Health Center
- a community clinic offering preventive, diagnostic health
services and treatment. Includes comprehensive pre-natal care
program with ultrasound sonograms, breast-feeding and childbirth
7:30-4 M-F (M, W open till 6 pm)
to all residents of Miami Beach, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, N.
Bay Village and Surfside
Haiti free clinics:
de Miami Grupo de Médicos (a Jackson Memorial
Hospital). Call 305-243-5757 or 800-432-0191 to make an appointment.
- hospitals treat patients with acute and serious health problems
and administer surgeries. Private hospitals can be very expensive.
Sometimes if you cannot show evidence of insurance or means of
payment you can be denied treatment. Most major insurance plans
cover much but not all of one's hospital expenses. In addition
to room costs you must pay separately for treatment by your specialist,
emergency room fees and ambulance services.
Memorial Hospital is Miami's largest public hospital and
provides care regardless of one's ability to pay. It is affiliated
with the University of Miami Medical School and treats the poorest
patients as well as those with special surgical and rehabilitation
needs. It has state-of the art facilities for neonatal care, burns,
organ transplants, and spinal cord injuries.
Hospital is the county's largest private hospital. To
be accepted for treatment you must have insurance or proof of
ability to pay.
Children's Hospital offers comprehensive care and rehabilitation
in all medical areas for infants, children and young adults. Physician
Referral Hotline: 1-888-MCH-DOCS
see a complete list of hospitals in Miami-Dade County, click here.
1611 NW 12th Avenue
Miami FL 33136
largest public hospital. Teaching facility for the University
of Miami School of Medicine. Jackson Memorial treats the poor
and uninsured, as well as patients requiring specialized care.
3100 SW 62nd Avenue Miami 33155
(toll-free) 1-800-432-6837; (local) 305-666-6511
Physician referral (toll-free): 1-888-MCH-DOCS
care and rehabilitation in all areas for infants, children and
Health System - a network of four South Florida hospitals,