At Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville, Fla., we offer several resources and support services to help your child and 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 providing child-approved pet therapy services, Child Life directed play therapy, our varied support services are here throughout your health care journey.

Our Services

  • Animal-Assisted Activities
    Animal-Assisted Activities

    Animal assisted activities can reduce stress, improve self-esteem, lower blood pressure, improve overall well-being and much more.

  • Breast Milk Donation Program
    Breast Milk Donation Program

    Nemours provides breastfeeding moms in Jacksonville, Fla. an option to help premature infants by donating their excess breast milk to our milk donor program, Nemours Breast Milk for Babies.

  • Child Life Program
    Child Life Program

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

  • Expressive Arts Program
    Expressive Arts Program

    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.