All Children Deserve Quality Healthcare
Every single child in this country deserves to be healthy and well taken care of. Because our clinic puts families first, we are able to provide access to preventive care like vaccinations and sick care to children who require immediate medical attention. A family should never keep a child from seeing a doctor for any reason or put financial concerns ahead of the wellbeing of a child who is suffering. It is our mission to ensure that the kids in our community receive proper care and nutritional consideration. Regardless of the family’s insurance coverage or their financial status – they matter.
Having your child get the required vaccinations keeps them healthy from diseases. It protects not only them but the larger community. Germs travel quickly through heavily populated urban areas such as Miami. A historically sad fact is that sickness can quickly lead to outbreaks. Making sure your child meets the immunization schedule as they grow, means you are working to promote community immunity – which keeps our Miami community healthier.
Eat Smart to Be Smart
Kids often consume the bulk of their calories and food during school hours. In 2010, Congress took action to make sure American students had access to the nutrition they need through the food offered at school. The National School Lunch Program and the USDA’s Smart Snack in School, are just a couple of programs that greatly improved the food kids could get at school. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation began working with schools in 2006 to help bring them into compliance with healthy nutritional guidelines. We are fortunate that the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (the 4th largest in the country) have successfully participated in these efforts.
Maintaining good food choices at home will provide your children with the solid nutritional foundation they need for brain health and physical development, so they can comprehend and learn well. Food habits begin early and set lifelong patterns for academic achievement and physical health.
Being Active Promotes Brain Health
It is recommended that school age children get an hour of recreation every day to stay fit and healthy. But the benefits don’t end there. Kids who stay active show better brain activity, particularly when it comes to doing well in math. Physical fitness has been shown to change the brain – including the larger hippocampus – enhancing connections and helping students to excel in scholastics.
Give your children the great start they deserve in life by making sure they are properly vaccinated against disease, receive regular medical care, eat well and get plenty of physical play time in their lives.
If your children need medical attention but do not have a primary care physician, please bring them to our walk-in clinic. We have expanded hours and open every weekday at 8 am. We are here for you. We provide wellness checks for kids and support families in guiding them toward healthy nutrition and making sure the health needs of the youngest members of our community are met – no matter their economic background or financial situation.
Family Medical Clinic Kendall is an inner-city health clinic in Miami. We care about our community members. Treating families is our life’s work and passion. We are open late, and no appointment is required. Located at 9000 SW 137th Avenue, Suite 111, we offer a walk-in clinic, urgent care and a lab & diagnostics. Call us today at (305) 603-7824 to find out how we can help.