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Miami Health Clinics

Miami-Dade 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.

You 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.

In order to see a specialist you must normally be seen first by a family doctor.

Community Health of South Dade- a private non-profit provider of primary care and mental health care to South Dade residents.

  • Medicare, Medicaid accepted
  • fees based on ability to pay "sliding scale". Poor are not turned away.
  • Walk-in clinic at Doris Ison Center - open 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. For non-emergency cases.

Health care clinics in this network include:

  • Doris Ison Clinic
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Clinica Campesina
  • W. Perrine Health Center
  • Naranja Health Center
  • Everglades Health Center
  • S. Dade Health Center

Economic 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.

Fees: sliding scale
Location: 5361 NW 22nd Avenue Miami 33142
Phone: 305-805-1700
Admitting privileges: Physicians have admitting privileges at N Shore and Parkway Hospitals.

Stanley 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 classes.

Fee: sliding scale
Hours: 7:30-4 M-F (M, W open till 6 pm)
Open to all residents of Miami Beach, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, N. Bay Village and Surfside

Little Haiti free clinics:

  • Health Clinic @ Toussaint L'Ouverture School 120 NE 59th Street
  • Harrington Community Health Center @ Center for Haitian Studies

Universidad de Miami Grupo de Médicos (a Jackson Memorial Hospital). Call 305-243-5757 or 800-432-0191 to make an appointment.

Hospitals - 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.

Jackson 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.

Baptist Hospital is the county's largest private hospital. To be accepted for treatment you must have insurance or proof of ability to pay.

Miami 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

To see a complete list of hospitals in Miami-Dade County, click here.


Miami-Dade County Hospitals:

Jackson Memorial Hospital
1611 NW 12th Avenue
Miami FL 33136
tel: 305-585-1111

Miami's 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.

  • 1,567 licensed beds
  • regional referral center for Jackson Health System's network of 12 primary care providers. You can make an appointment with a primary care physician or "family doctor" at the University of Miami Medical Group. Call 305-243-5757 or 800-432-0191.

Special facilities:

  • Burn center
  • Newborn special care center
  • Organ transplant center
  • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation center
  • Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery - for patients who do not want blood transfusions (305-585-7269)

Miami Children's Hospital
3100 SW 62nd Avenue Miami 33155
(toll-free) 1-800-432-6837; (local) 305-666-6511
Physician referral (toll-free): 1-888-MCH-DOCS

Comprehensive care and rehabilitation in all areas for infants, children and young adults

Baptist Health System - a network of four South Florida hospitals, including:

  • Baptist Hospital of Miami - largest private hospital in Miami
  • South Miami Hospital
  • Homestead Hospital
  • Miami Vascular Institute

Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Miami Heart - a large (707-bed) private, independent, not-for-profit teaching hospital. Affiliates include:

  • Mt. Sinai-St. Francis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center - highly regarded in areas of high-risk deliveries, surgeries and emergency treatment.
  • Mt. Sinai-Aventura Physician Offices and Diagnostic Center

Boca Raton Community Hospital - in Boca Raton (Broward County)

Alternative Health: Qigong
Click for a list of qigong clinics in the Miami area.

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