At Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, we offer several resources and support services to help your child — and your family, cope with the challenges of a chronic illness. From helping to coordinate temporary housing at nearby Ronald McDonald House while your child is receiving treatment, to our child-approved pet therapy services, our varied Support Services meet your child’s and your family’s needs.

Our Services

  • Child Life Program
    Child Life Program

    Our certified Child Life specialists help children heal through play, preparation, education and self-expression.

  • Creative Therapy: Art, Music, Writing
    Creative Therapy: Art, Music, Writing

    Creativity of any kind – doing arts and crafts, listening to music, or writing a story – helps kids explore and identify feelings, deal with emotions, and even get better, faster.

  • Family Advisory Council
    Family Advisory Council

    Input from families with children living with chronic conditions helps us make meaningful improvements for all of our patients and families.

  • Family Resource Library
    Family Resource Library

    Our large library collection includes popular children's books and movies as well as a great selection of medical resources to help you understand your child's diagnosis and treatment options.

  • Interpreter Services
    Interpreter Services

    We offer interpreter services for families who don't speak English and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters so you can understand everything about your child's care.

  • Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville
    Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville

    The Ronald McDonald House offers our patients and families a safe and affordable home away from home so they can focus on the care of their child.

  • Social Work
    Social Work

    Our social workers provide compassionate, professional, and culturally-sensitive assistance to help you cope with your child’s special condition, and get your family on the road to healing.