PediPec Offers Safer Alternative To School For Children With Complex Medical Needs

PediPec in Royal Palm Beach offers a safer alternative for children with unique medical needs.

In this uncertain time, many parents are hesitant to send their medically challenged and often fragile children to a large public school or daycare center.

Shamekia Shine is just such a parent, and for her, the solution was clear. “I was hesitant about leaving my son with anyone besides me, especially during this pandemic,” she said. “But I feel very safe and secure about going to work knowing he is at PediPec. I couldn’t have chosen a better place for my son.”

PediPec is a pediatric daycare center for children with chronic medical conditions.

“You can send your child to a large public school where the ratio may be 1 nurse to every 40 kids or you can send them to PediPec, where there are far fewer children and the ratio is 1 nurse and 1 aide to every 5 to 6 children,” said Grizzy Miller, president of PediPec.

PediPec is located at 1402 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach, with other centers in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Transportation is provided, and the cost is covered by Medicaid.

All PediPec centers have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to provide much-needed assistance to families during this difficult time. They are now accepting fall enrollment, in addition to the aftercare and summer programs.

PediPec — known in the industry as a PPEC or Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care — specializes in providing a complete range of services for children from birth up to age 21 with such medical conditions as prematurity, neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy and seizures, respiratory conditions, diabetes and feeding disorders, as well as services for those who are dependent on any medical equipment. The center offers physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies, along with highly skilled full-time nursing care.

PediPec’s sister company, PediStat, specializes in providing pediatric home medical equipment to families caring for children at home with chronic medical needs.

For more info., contact Randi Wellover at or call PediPec at (561) 283-3988.