Holtz Children’s Hospital

One of the largest children’s hospitals in the southeast United States

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33136

Open 24 hours

Nurses walking with patients down a hospital hallway
Nurses walking with patients down a hospital hallway

See Why Expert Parents Choose Us

Located at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, we are known worldwide for our team of pediatric specialists experienced in treating children with all types of needs — from routine care to life-saving procedures.

About Holtz Children’s Hospital

For every parent, a child’s milestones are miracles, from their first smile to their first step. However, if your child gets sick or injured, you want real miracles – exceptional care without worrying if your child’s doctors or hospital have the specialized expertise and services required for the most complex cases.

That’s why families from around the world turn to Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, where we offer nearly every pediatric specialty under the sun. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Holtz among the nation’s top children’s hospitals. Here, our world-class team treats patients from infancy through young adulthood and makes miracles daily for families just like yours.

Our Philosophy
When a child’s life or quality of life is in serious jeopardy, the strength and experience of their medical team most often makes the difference in producing a successful outcome for the patient and their families.

Although the pediatric physicians and staff at Holtz Children’s are world renowned for their medical expertise, it is their compassionate, human touch that sets them apart from the rest. Understanding how a child thinks, feels, and communicates is critical to achieving a successful outcome. Every medical professional at Holtz Children’s is required to be trained in specialized services and treatments, all in efforts to provide the best possible care for our most delicate patients.

Holtz Children’s embraces the philosophy of family-centered care, which respects each family’s personal values and caters to their specific needs. We encourage families to continuously collaborate with their medical team in order to ensure understanding and allow the family to make informed decisions about their care. Our approach is spearheaded by our Child Life Program, which is integrated into all care areas. The team strives to make children feel at home in the hospital while providing emotional support to help them cope with their illness or condition.

About Holtz Children’s Hospital

For every parent, a child’s milestones are miracles, from their first smile to their first step. However, if your child gets sick or injured, you want real miracles – exceptional care without worrying if your child’s doctors or hospital have the specialized expertise and services required for the most complex cases.

That’s why families from around the world turn to Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, where we offer nearly every pediatric specialty under the sun. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Holtz among the nation’s top children’s hospitals. Here, our world-class team treats patients from infancy through young adulthood and makes miracles daily for families just like yours.

Our Philosophy
When a child’s life or quality of life is in serious jeopardy, the strength and experience of their medical team most often makes the difference in producing a successful outcome for the patient and their families.

Although the pediatric physicians and staff at Holtz Children’s are world renowned for their medical expertise, it is their compassionate, human touch that sets them apart from the rest. Understanding how a child thinks, feels, and communicates is critical to achieving a successful outcome. Every medical professional at Holtz Children’s is required to be trained in specialized services and treatments, all in efforts to provide the best possible care for our most delicate patients.

Holtz Children’s embraces the philosophy of family-centered care, which respects each family’s personal values and caters to their specific needs. We encourage families to continuously collaborate with their medical team in order to ensure understanding and allow the family to make informed decisions about their care. Our approach is spearheaded by our Child Life Program, which is integrated into all care areas. The team strives to make children feel at home in the hospital while providing emotional support to help them cope with their illness or condition.

Highlights

Directions & Parking

Holtz Children’s Hospital is located on the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Centercampus, and offers various parking options for patients and their families.

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Child Life Services

We know that kids need more than medicine to get well. See how our Child life specialists are specially trained in child development, pediatric psychological and social support, and therapeutic play.

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Caring for a Diverse Population

As a major referral center, Holtz Children’s not only provides medical services to a wide spectrum of our local population, but also to critically ill children from across the nation and around the world.

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Our Highly Specialized Pediatric Physicians

Our world-class physicians, most of whom are faculty at the prestigious University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, provide the latest diagnosis methods, treatments and therapies for virtually every pediatric concern and condition. Whether your child needs routine pediatric checkups, surgery, ongoing care, or life-saving treatment, we’ll connect you with the physician you need.

Message from the CEO

As a parent, I know there is nothing worse than seeing your child sick or in pain. And that heartbreak and anxiety grows exponentially if you have to take your son or daughter to a hospital.

Hamilton Clark

Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer

During those times when your child needs extra medical attention – when kisses from Mom and ice packs at home don’t do the trick – you can count on our team at Holtz Children’s Hospital to take care of your most precious gift. Holtz Children’s, located at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, is the flagship pediatric hospital under UHealth Jackson Children’s Care.

As one of the most respected children’s hospitals in the southeastern United States, Holtz Children’s has a reputation for providing world-class, highly specialized care to children of all ages. Our team of dedicated medical professionals from Jackson Health System and the University of Miami Health System live by our values of providing every patient with compassion, accountability, respect, and expertise.

Whether your child needs routine medical care, help for an unexpected emergency at our pediatric ER, or treatment for the most complex illnesses, we are ready to serve you.

Our multidisciplinary team of University of Miami Health System physicians, covering nearly every medical specialty, work alongside highly skilled Jackson nurses to provide every patient at Holtz Children’s with the best, most appropriate care. Our facility is home to a large pediatric intensive care unit, where experts in critical care medicine treat children with a variety of illnesses, including those recovering from organ transplants at the Miami Transplant Institute and those with advanced heart conditions. A designated pediatric hematology/oncology unit provides children with cancer and blood disorders the most advanced treatments in a setting that includes interactive playrooms and a high-tech theater for those undergoing infusions and chemotherapy.

For those children with life-limiting illnesses, Holtz Children’s has a palliative care team called PediPals, which includes representatives from different areas of our medical team. PediPals is a family-centered program that focuses on maintaining an inclusive relationship between the patient, the patient’s family, and the hospital team – all with a shared goal of ensuring the patient is comfortable throughout their medical journey.

The Schatzi and Stanley Kassal Project: Newborn Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Holtz Children’s is one of the largest and most well-regarded level 3 NICUs in the nation, where pioneering treatments were developed and perfected. Operated and staffed 24-hours a day by expert University of Miami neonatologists, the 126-bed NICU at Holtz Children’s offers premature and critically ill babies the most advanced care needed to support developmental growth. Expectant moms delivering at the Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial find comfort knowing that the Holtz Children’s NICU is just steps away from the labor and delivery unit, in the event that their newborn needs additional medical care immediately after birth.

Our pediatric medical team is complemented by a group of exceptional, highly-trained Child Life specialists, who offer emotional support to children of all ages to help them cope with the stress of being ill and hospitalized. We are also big believers in the power of music therapy as a way to help our patients during their treatment and recovery. Our Holtz Children’s music therapists sing and play instruments with our patients, often in our Creative Arts Studio, which includes a recording studio and allows children to express their artistic abilities. These activities go a long way in boosting our patients’ spirits and giving them something to look forward to, while also having proven clinical benefits.

Holtz Children’s Hospital is known for providing unmatched medical care, often for the most complex cases.  Our patients and their miracle stories are what continue to energize our highly passionate team. During your child’s time of need, know you can count on us. We’re here for you and your family.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Holtz Children’s Hospital?

Holtz Children’s Hospital is located at 1611 N.W. 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.

Directions from I-95 North or South
Exit I-95 onto SR 836 West. Stay in the right lane and exit on N.W. 12th Avenue. Continue on N.W. 12th Avenue and take a right onto N.W. 14th Street. Make a left on N.W. 9th Avenue (Bob Hope Road) and make another left on N.W. 17th Street. On your right, you will see the Park Plaza East (Red) Parking Garage. Park there and exit from the south side of the garage. Follow signs to Holtz Children’s Hospital.

Directions from the Airport or Dolphin Expressway (SR 836), the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826), and Other Points West
Take SR 836 East and exit at N.W. 17th Avenue heading north to the Civic Center/Hospitals. On the exit ramp, bear left, and turn right onto N.W. 17th Avenue. Cross the bridge and turn right at the first traffic light onto North River Drive. Make the first left onto N.W. 13th Terrace. Turn right on N.W. 14th Street and turn left onto N.W. 9th Avenue (Bob Hope Road). Continue on N.W. 9th Avenue and make a left on N.W. 17th Street. On your right, you will see the Park Plaza East (Red) Parking Garage. Park there and exit from the south side of the garage. Follow signs to Holtz Children’s Hospital.

What are my parking options at Holtz Children’s Hospital?

Our self parking facilities consist of five (5) parking garages encompassing more than 7,000 parking spaces. Parking available 24 hours/7 days a week.

Parking on the Jackson Memorial campus is free for the first two (2) hours for all patients and visitors.

Daily Self Parking Rates

  • Add your content…Up to 2 Hours: FREE
  • 2 to 2 ½ Hours: $5
  • 2 ½ to 3 Hours: $7
  • 3 to 3 ½ Hours: $9
  • 3 ½ to 24 Hours: $11
  • Lost Ticket: $11

Parking Garages:

GREEN GARAGE

  • Park Plaza West
  • Street Address: 1140 N.W. 16th Street
  • Spaces: 1,897
  • Hours: 24/7

RED GARAGE

  • Park Plaza East
  • Street Address: 901 N.W. 17th Street
  • Spaces: 1,694
  • Hours: 24/7

YELLOW GARAGE

  • Jackson Professional Center Garage
  • Street Address: 1801 N.W. 9th Avenue
  • Spaces: 1,509
  • Hours: 24/7

ORANGE GARAGE

  • Jackson Medical Towers
  • Street Address: 1500 N.W. 12th Avenue
  • Spaces: 662
  • Hours: 24/7

BLUE GARAGE

  • North
  • Street Address: 1,120 N.W. 20th Street
  • Spaces: 687
  • Hours: 24/7

BLUE LOT

  • Lot 5
  • Street Address: 1611 N.W. 12th Ave
  • Spaces: 54
  • Hours: 24/7

Extended Stay Patient Parking
This program provides affordable parking to family members and caretakers of Jackson Memorial Hospital patients who are expected to remain at the hospital for an extended period of time. Please contact Guest Services at 305-585-7341 or visit their office located in Jackson Memorial’s West Wing Lobby, room 104, for more information. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Do you offer valet parking?

Our premier valet service offers the convenience of curbside drop-off at the Jackson Memorial main entrance on N.W. 19th Street (Clark Diagnostic Treatment Center/Clark DTC) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the entrance of Holtz Children’s Hospital/ER on N.W. 17th Street/Ed Newman Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and at the main entrance of the Lynn Rehabilitation Center off of N.W. 12th Avenue just north of N.W. 16th Street from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. This service is available Monday through Friday and closed on weekends and on all observed holidays.

Valet Rates

  • 0-2 Hours $12.00
  • 2-3 Hours $16.00
  • 3 Hours to Full Day $20.00

Note: Current rates include a 7 percent Florida sales tax and a 15 percent City of Miami parking surcharge tax.

What are the public transportation options to get to Holtz Children’s Hospital?

The following public transportation is also available to take you to Holtz Children’s Hospital:

Metrorail
Exit Metrorail at the Civic Center Station on N.W. 12th Avenue. Proceed onto the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center campus by walking east on N.W. 16th Street and follow signs to Holtz Children’s Hospital.

Tri-Rail
Take the Tri-Rail south to the Metrorail station at N.W. 79th Street in Hialeah. Take Metrorail south and exit at the Civic Center Station on N.W. 12th Avenue. Proceed onto the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center campus by walking east on N.W. 16th Street and follow signs to Holtz Children’s Hospital.

Bus
For information on bus routes and transfers, call Miami-Dade County’s Metro Bus at 305-638-6700 between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m.

What specialized programs are offered at Holtz Children’s Hospital?

Holtz Children’s Hospital offers several specialized programs designed to help children and families lead a safe and healthy lifestyle. Read below for more information on the programs, or call 305-585-KIDS (5437).

  • Comprehensive Spina Bifida Program
  • Family Advisory Council Art Gallery
  • Injury Free-Miami
  • Injury Prevention Programs
  • Mailman Center
  • Medical Foster Care Program
  • Pediatric Extended Care Program
  • Pediatric Transport Team
  • Safe Sleep Program
  • The Jason Taylor Children’s Learning Center

What is your visitation policy?

At Holtz Children’s Hospital, family presence and involvement are key components of our care philosophy. We value the need for family members to be together during a child’s stay in the hospital, while at the same time ensuring the safety of our pediatric patients. We encourage parents/ guardians to spend as much time as they can with their hospitalized child, and to participate in their care.

Do you offer any pre-surgical orientations or tours?

The Pre-surgical Orientation Program at Holtz Children’s helps decrease the fears and concerns patients may have about surgery. Led by a certified Child Life specialist and surgical nurse, patients and their families will get a better understanding of what to expect on the day of surgery. During orientation, the patient will have the chance to play with real medical supplies and tour our pre/post-operative areas and operating rooms.

Tours take place at 1 p.m. every third Saturday of the month.

To register for orientation, call the Child Life team at 305-585-3682.