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Patient Programs at Shriners Children's Florida

Our Care Extends Beyond Our Walls

At Shriners Children's Florida, our team is committed to caring for the overall health and well-being of our patients. This includes their minds as well as their bodies. In that spirit, we offer a wide variety of programs and camps.

Our extensive patient programs give children the opportunity to participate in enjoyable activities to brighten their stay and in camps that can help them return to their communities more active and confident.

Shriners Children's partners with a number of community organizations to provide opportunities for children to explore and grow their overall potential inside and outside of the hospital. Your nurse or care coordinator can direct you to opportunities in the community.


Music Therapy by Music Sweet Music

Music isn't just fun to listen to. It also offers physical and mental benefits as well, such as improving respiration and lowering stress. For over 15 years, Miss Jennifer has visited our facility on a weekly basis for up to two hours at a time. Learn more about our Music Therapy Program or email Maria Bataclan or Tara Paustian. Please note, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the availability of this program.

Patient Ambassador Program

Current and former patients come together in our Patient Ambassador Program as champions for our healthcare system. Not only do they serve as positive role models in their community, but they also donate their time and energy to promoting our medical center as well as the Shriners International fraternity.

Pet Therapy

Dogs, cats and rabbits registered as Shriners Children’s pet therapy volunteers provide comfort and affection. Contact the volunteer services department to see if there are furry friends in the lobby of our facility today who are ready to pay a visit. Learn more about our Pet Therapy Program. Please note, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the availability of this program.

Therapeutic Recreation and Child Life

Therapeutic recreation and child life specialists work with patients to reduce the stresses associated with health care and to teach coping skills through offering opportunities to play, learn and interact with others in an emotionally and socially safe environment. Through play, child life helps patients and families better understand testing and diagnosis, and manage stressful healthcare experiences. To learn more, read about our Therapeutic Recreation & Child Life program.

Shriners Children's Florida offers a wide variety of programs and services that cater to the overall health and well-being of our patients and their families. View all patient programs and services offered by Shriners Children's.

We’re always here for our patients, regardless of a family's ability to pay or insurance status.