Memorial Hospital Miramar Children's Services

memorial hospital miramar exterior
1901 Southwest 172 Avenue
Miramar, FL 33029


24 Hours

About Our Emergency Room

Complete with advanced technology, the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Emergency Department at Memorial Hospital Miramar helps ease a child's fears often associated with a trip to the ER. Its lighthearted atmosphere filled with electric trains, a water-filled bubbling window, TVs, games and color murals helps distract kids from the serious work of the pediatric emergency physicians and registered nurses who work around-the-clock, every day of the year.

JDCH ER MiramarFor minor child emergencies (patients under 18 years old), you may want to schedule your appointment online. Appointments are available seven days a week for children.
Schedule a Children's Emergency Visit

Our Services
Emergency Care
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Pediatric Emergency Guidelines

  • Staffed 24 hours a day with dedicated physicians, nurses and support staff, specially trained in pediatric emergency medicine
  • Equipment along with our staff can handle a wide variety of emergencies
  • Separate emergency entrance, triage, waiting and treatment rooms
  • Severity of the illness or injury determines the order children are seen
  • Your child will be seen by a registered nurse at the check-in (triage) desk

Waiting Room

  • Please do not give your child anything to eat or drink until seen by a doctor
  • During busy times there may be a wait
  • Children with immediate needs are always seen first


  • Once evaluated a patient representative will register your child as a patient

Procedures & Tests

  • All procedures will be explained to the child and parent or guardian
  • Some procedures may be performed in a special treatment room
  • It is possible that you may not be able to be present for all procedures
  • After any x-ray and/or lab work you will need to wait for the results


  • Instructions and follow up care will be discussed with your child and parent/ guardian upon discharge

Can Children Be Treated in the Absence of Parents?

  • Except in emergency circumstances consent from a parent is needed for treatment, if child is under 18 years old
  • If you are planning a trip and will be away from your child, leave a notarized consent/power of attorney for treatment of your child
  • Our Community Relations Department offers power of attorney and Child ID Services. For additional information please call (954) 276-5985.

Our Services