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Office of Community Health and Planning

The role of the Miami-Dade County Health Department Office of Community Health and Planning is to provide education in the community. The focus is on prevention through living a healthy lifestyle that includes eating a well-balanced healthy diet, exercise and no tobacco use.

The staff participates in community activities, including health fairs and health education workshops. At these events, the Office of Chronic Disease Prevention staff provides blood pressure screenings, nutrition education and body fat percent measurements while promoting a healthy lifestyle. They also work closely with other community partners including public schools, universities, community organizations, healthcare facilities and the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE Hospital District Plan from Jackson Health System

Miami has a wonderful health system for those that know how to navigate it.  ECHealthInsurance.com has made this page for Miami residents who are uninsurable due to either health, wealth, or status issues.  We have listed every county health plan number, every contact for Medicaid, every primary care clinic, every free health center in Miami Dade for the poor, needy, and uninsured.

Patients who qualify for Jackson’s charity care program, which is supported by a half-cent sales tax and property-tax dollars, pay on a sliding scale.

Opened in 1918, Jackson is the main hospital in the county for the uninsured and the only to receive local tax dollars.

The hospital gave away about $471 million in medical care last year to uninsured patients. Jackson received $277 million from local taxes. The shortfall was partly offset by money Jackson makes caring for insured patients. As a result, Jackson lost about $120 million in 2004.

With 1,567 beds, Jackson Memorial Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in the country. But on any given day, patients are still stacked up in the downtown Miami hospital’s large emergency room. To help improve patients’ access to primary care, Jackson has 13 primary-care clinics across Miami-Dade County that treated an estimated 170,000 patients last year. Half the patients are uninsured.

Jackson Health System offers free or discounted care to people with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or $37,000 for a family of four. Those with incomes under the poverty level pay $5 per drug, nothing for a clinic visit and nothing for routine lab tests and X-rays. Those making twice the poverty level pay $15 per drug and up to $55 for an office visit or medical tests.

But Jackson Memorial is a magnet for criticism from other hospitals who say it’s unfair that all local tax dollars go to one hospital to treat the uninsured although the uninsured go to all the hospitals in the county — albeit mostly to Jackson.

“The tax dollars should follow the patient, but in Miami-Dade there’s just not enough dollars to go around,”

But that hasn’t been enough. Jackson Health System expects to lose $25 million this year.

Community Health Centers

Borinquen Health Care Center, Inc.
3601 N. Federal Hwy.
Miami, FL 33137

Camillus Health Concern, Inc.
336 NW 5th St.
Miami, FL 33128
305-577-4840 ext. 106
Health care for homeless

Citrus Health Network, Inc.
4125 West 20 Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33012-5875
Phone: 305-825-0300
Fax: 305-825-1645

Community Health of South Dade, Inc.
Doris Ison South Dade Health Center

10300 S.W. 216th St.
Miami, FL 33190

Community Health of South Dade, Inc.
Everglades Health Center

19300 S.W. 376th St.
Florida City, FL Miami 33030

Community Health of South Dade, Inc.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Clinica Campesina

810 W. Mowry St.
Homestead, FL 33030

Community Health of South Dade, Inc.
Naranja Health Center

13805 SW 264th St.
Naranja, FL Miami 33032

Community Health of South Dade, Inc.
South Dade Health Center

13600 SW 312th St.
Homestead, FL 33033

Community Health of South Dade, Inc.
West Perrine Health Center

18255 Homestead Ave.
Perrine, FL 33157

Dr. Rafael A. Peñalver Clinic
971 NW 2nd St.
Miami, FL 33128
305-545-5180, ext. 184 or 185

Economic Opportunity Family Health Center
Flamingo Medical Center

901 East 10th Ave., Bay 39
Hialeah, FL 33010

Economic Opportunity Family Health Center
James E. Scott Center

7200 NW 22nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33142

Economic Opportunity Family Health Center
Jesse Trice Center for Community Health

5361 NW 22nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33142

Economic Opportunity Family Health Center
Norland Family Health Center

18360 NW 7th Ave.
Miami Gardens, FL 33169

Economic Opportunity Family Health Center
North Center

1220 NW 95th St.
Miami, FL 33147

Helen B. Bentley Family Health Center
3090 SW 37th Ave.
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Miami Beach Community Health Center
Beverly Press Building

1221 71 Street
Miami Beach, FL 33141

Miami Beach Community Health Center
Stanley C. Myers Building

710 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Service Sites

Miami-Dade County Health Department
Main Complex

1350 NW 14th St.
Miami, FL 33125
TB – 305-324-2462
Adult Immunizations – 305-324-2438
Family Planning – 305-325-2758
Laboratory – 305-324-2449
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) – 305-325-3242
Vital Records -305-324-2489

Environmental South
Neighborhood Improvement

Contact: Trevor Coke
1725 NW 167 St.
Miami, FL 33056
Phone: 305-623-3574
Fax: 305-623-3623

North Miami Center
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Contact: Jessica Fitzgerald
14101 NW 8th Ave.
Miami, FL 33168
Phone: 305-688-4821
Fax: 305-953-3139

Dr. Rafael A. Peñalver Clinic
971 NW 2nd St.
Miami, FL 33128
305-545-5180, press 3 for administration

Rosie Lee Wesley (South Miami)
Contact: Marilyn Perez
6601 SW 62nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33143
Phone: 305-662-4932
Fax: 305-669-6907

PET Center
Contact: Hazel Ruffin, RN
615 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-535-5548
Fax: 305-535-5543

Juanita Mann Center
Northside Shopping Center
Contact: Yvonne Edwards (305-835-2200)
7900 NW 27 Ave.
Miami, FL 33147
Phone: 786-466-2100
Fax: 305-694-2913