Healthy children are more likely to grow into healthy adults. As a parent or caregiver, it’s important to establish a “medical home” where your child's health care provider supports your child’s health and well-being at every stage of development. NSU Health provides wellness visits and preventative care, as well as office based acute care, to patients from the newborn age to 21 years. Our comprehensive services include everything from routine checkups to pediatric dental care and mental health counseling. At NSU Health, we’re all about family-centered care.

We Get Growing Bodies. We Are One.

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At NSU, we’re always looking to raise the bar when it comes to making sure children are valued, nurtured, and educated. Our Fort Lauderdale campus is home to the highly esteemed NSU University School, a private, college preparatory school that educates students in preschool through grade 12. At the NSU Alvin Sherman Library we’re ensuring that children in our community have access to tools and programs that enrich their lives. And at NSU Health, we’re taking care of your children with services designed for their growing bodies and minds.

NSU Health has your back⁠—and your child's too. 

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Pediatric Dental

Take your child to NSU Health for a smile that shines bright. Services for children and teens include general pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and more. 

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Pediatric Mental Health

From ADHD treatment to school-related issues, our approaches will guide your child or teen to a positive quality of life. Schedule an appointment with a mental health professional to address any behavioral issues early on. 

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Winning Care for Young Athletes

Given the popularity of youth sports, injuries can happen. And when they do, prompt and proper treatment is important. At NSU Health, we know having access to trusted, experienced health care professionals, both to treat the injury and guide the recovery, is key to getting young athletes back in the game.   

Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

NSU's Autism Institute serves families impacted by autism, including early intervention programs, public and private school options, college support, and support for families. The Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice's Baudhuin Preschool is an internationally recognized, model program for children with ASD. In addition to the educational programming offered at the preschool, many therapeutic and support services are offered to children and families. 

Learn More About ASD Services

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Facts About Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Feel Better About the Choices You Make for Your Family

At NSU Health, we offer parents and caregivers the health information and services they need to take care of their families and themselves. Our health care clinics include many diverse and innovative perspectives, each with a common purpose: treating you and your family with comfort, kindness, and understanding.

NSU's Eye Care Institute offers a full spectrum of primary and specialty eye care services available to people of all ages, from annual eye exams and contact lens fittings to the management and treatment of eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye, and infections.

Form a strong, lifelong doctor-patient relationship within our family medicine specialty. Our physicians will be your primary care doctors who work to prevent diseases while overseeing your overall physical and emotional health.

Visit our experienced Internal Medicine practitioners, who see adult patients seeking treatment or prevention of illnesses.

Our board-certified specialists move a patient's muscles and joints using manipulative treatment techniques, like stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance, to diagnose, treat or prevent injury.

Developing a healthy smile is an important part of growing up. NSU Health can help transform your child’s dental health care with pediatric dental services.
Growing up is a crucial time to maintain healthy mental health — creating a strong foundation for the future. Discover how NSU Health can transform your child’s mental health care with services tailored for developing minds. 

Our interdisciplinary team of medical providers specializes in treatment and preventive care of sports related injuries in both amateur and professional athletes.

You had our back. Now we have yours. NSU Health's Veterans Care is proud to offer affordable health care to veterans and their families in our South Florida facilities. You’ll have access to all of our services with many same-day and telehealth appointments available. Speak with specialized representatives who are knowledgeable about veteran care: (954) 262-3524select option 2 (Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.).



Professional Staff

Bruce Peters, DO, FACOP, FAAP

Professor and Chair, Dept of Pediatrics
Specializing in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Addictions

Noel Alonso, MD, FAAP

Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatrics
Specializing in General Pediatrics

Rogerio Faillace, MD, FAAP

Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatrics
Specializing in General Pediatrics and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Elizabeth Fernandez, DO, MS, FACOP

Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics
Specializing in General Pediatrics

Mark Gabay, DO, FACOP, FAAP

Associate Professor, Associate Program Director and Vice-Chair, Dept of Pediatrics
Specializing in General Pediatrics

Schedule an Appointment

Request telehealth or in-person appointment at NSU Health; we are committed to making the scheduling process as convenient as possible, as well as creating a seamless, friendly, and patient-centered clinic experience. We typically respond to online submissions within two business days.

If you have any questions, call the NSU Patient Engagement Center at 954-NSU-CARE (954-678-2273) 
(Mon-Fri, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm).

Click HERE to learn more about which health insurance plans NSU Health accepts.


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Accepted Health Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Avmed
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Plan
  • Dimension Health
  • Humana
  • Molina Health Plan
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • Simply Health
  • Triwest
  • Tricare
  • United Health Care/Neighborhood
  • Wellcare Medicare
  • Staywell Medicaid
  • Children Medical Services Title 19
  • Children Medical Services Title 21
  • Sunshine Medicaid
  • Ambetter
  • Allwell- Sunshine Medicare Advantage
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

Patient Forms

After making an appointment, make sure your forms are up-to-date. If you’re new to NSU Health, please fill out the New Patient Packet. All forms, including those for each specific health care service, can be found at the link below.

Find Your Forms