Children 0-21 years of age who:Have conditions involving multiple organ systems
Require the use of technology to sustain life (i.e., ventilator, tracheostomy, gastrostomy tube)
Use a wheelchair, braces, lifts, etc.
Use more medical services than the average child, i.e., those who require medical day care, shift nursing, PT/OT/ST, Community Peds Care (pain and palliative care), or are in a Medical Foster Home
Diagnoses include, but are not limited to:
Severe head injury
Chronic respiratory failure requiring ventilator support
Developmental delay secondary to a primary diagnosis
Complex congenital heart conditions
Spinal muscular atrophy
The Bower Lyman Center for Medically Complex Children at UF is not for healthy children or those without complex medical conditions, and is not intended to be a medical home for siblings of medically complex children.