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Wolfson Children's Hospital International Services

International Patient Services

Named among the United States’ 50 best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report year after year, Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, USA is a trusted health care organization with special expertise in treating very complex medical conditions. Since 1955, the hospital has treated children from throughout our city, the region, the nation and internationally.

Our team works closely with the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville in Florida, as well as the nationally known Nemours Children’s Health System. This brings together expertise in many medical and surgical specialties for the benefit of critically ill children. Parents are very important to us, which is why we see them as a part of the team providing care for their children and not just visitors.

We would be honored for you to consider Wolfson Children’s Hospital for your child’s care. We have particular skill and expertise in neuro-oncology (brain tumors), neurosurgery for other brain and spine conditions, and the medical and surgical treatment of major heart defects.

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Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides services in partnership with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville and the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville. Learn more

How We Welcome You

We know it will be hard for you to be far from home while you seek the best medical care for your child. That’s why we want you to feel like guests in our city, and provide professional interpretation services in many languages and dialects, as well as suggestions for places you may choose to worship, for your family to find native foods, and where you can shop for necessities.

Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville is close to many Florida attractions such as Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios and nearby historic St. Augustine, should your family have the opportunity to visit those locations following your child’s hospitalization. It is our goal to make sure that your family is informed at all times, and that you feel welcome.

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Wolfson Children’s Hospital University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville

Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides services in partnership with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville and the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville. Learn more

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Programs and Services

These are just some of the wide range of services we provide:

  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Bone tumors
  • Brain tumors
  • Leukemia
  • Hematology
  • Many more
  • Injuries to the brachial plexus
  • Aneurysm
  • Stroke
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Epilepsy
  • Many more
  • Heart murmurs
  • Chest pain
  • Syncope
  • Endocarditis
  • High blood pressure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Many more

Oncology (Cancer Treatment)

Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides treatment and follow-up to many patients each year, and participates in more than 80 open clinical research studies for pediatric cancer patients. Our health care partner Nemours Children’s Specialty Care has more than 25 years of experience in clinical trials and is dedicated to offering these trials to help improve children’s care and outcomes.

Wolfson Children's Hospital Oncology Services

Proton beam therapy, available at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, is a specialized treatment that destroys tumors with little or no damage to the tissues around them. This treatment is very effective on pediatric tumors. Proton therapy is only available at a few centers in the United States and even around the world.

Conditions We Treat

Anemia, blood and bone marrow transplantation, bone marrow failure syndromes such as aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) that result when bone marrow cannot produce enough healthy blood cells, bone tumors, hematology, hemolytic anemia and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, hemophilia, leukemia, liver tumors, lymphoma, neuroblastoma, neurocutaneous syndrome, neutropenia, retinoblastoma, sickle cell disease, soft tissue sarcomas, thrombocytosis and thrombocytopenia.

Neuroscience (Neurology and Neurosurgery)

Wolfson Children’s Hospital offers outstanding care for children with neurological disorders that they are either born with or that develop later. Our pediatric neuroscience team includes pediatric neurologists, epileptologists (specializing in epilepsy care), medical oncologists (specializing in cancer care), neuropsychologists and neuroradiologists with Nemours Children’s Health System and pediatric neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and neurorehabilitation (treatment to help with nervous system injury recovery) physicians with the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville.

Wolfson Children's Hospital Neuroscience Services

Conditions We Treat

Injuries that happen during birth or later to the brachial plexus, aneurysm, stroke, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), cavernous malformations, migraines, Moyamoya syndrome, sagittal, metopic or coronal craniosynostosis, seizures, epilepsy, astrocytomas, atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors, brainstem and low-grade gliomas, CNS germ-cell, chordoma/chondrosarcoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, medulloblastomas, meningiomas and primitive neuro-ectodermal tumors.

Heart

Our caregiving team includes pediatric cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiovascular nurses, anesthesiologists and rehabilitation therapists who work as a team to treat your child to the best of our ability.

Wolfson Children's Hospital Neuroscience Services

For patients who need special monitoring before and after surgery, our Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Wolfson Children’s Hospital is staffed by a specialized cardiac critical care team.

Conditions We Treat

Heart murmurs, chest pain, syncope, endocarditis, high blood pressure, atrial septal defects, patent foramen ovale, patent ductus arteriosus, valve disorders, pulmonary valve implantation, arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation and flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, long QT syndrome, pre-birth diagnosis of congenital heart defects and counseling, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, transposition of the great vessels, Tetralogy of Fallot, single ventricle palliation and other congenital defects requiring surgical repair.

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