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Frequently Asked
  • What is a PPEC?
    A Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center (PPEC) allows eligible children from birth through age 20 with medically-complex conditions to receive medical care in a non-residential setting. Superhero Kids is licensed by The Agency for Healthcare Administration and meets all local, county and state of Florida regulations. We provide an alternative health care choice for families with children that are technologically dependent or who have medically complex conditions, and provide an environment that allows them to flourish while receiving the appropriate care. The Agency for HealthCare Administration (AHCA) is responsible for licensing and regulating PPECs, and regularly monitors the performance making sure all PPEC's are in compliance.
  • Does my child qualify?
    Children from birth through age 20 who have medically complex conditions that require continual medical care prescribed by your child's primary care physician. Medical needs that can't be met in a traditional daycare or school or children that require multiple visits to the hospital are often times eligible. Your child must be medically stable and not in need of immediate hospital care, require skilled nursing care, and present no significant risk of infection to other children or personnel.
  • Who will be caring for my child?
    Superhero Kids PPEC has a Medical Director and Director of Nursing that have extensive pediatric experience and are highly qualified and trained to lead our medical staffed team that includes registered nurses (RNs), licensed pratical nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs). The training and expertise of our staff allows them to deliver tailored treatments, skilled nursing services and specialized therapy services as prescribed by your child's primary care physician and as described in the plan of care. You can trust that our team understands the unique needs of your child and can ensure that all of their needs are met when at our center.
  • What is your process if a child becomes sick in the center?
    If a child becomes sick while at our center, we will place them in our isolation room that will be apart from all other children. We will notify the parent or guardian so they are aware of the situation, and will provide an update on your child's current condition. We will have a nurse that will stay with your child while in the isolation room to make sure they are being monitored at all times.
  • What insurances are accepted?
    PPEC Services are fully covered by Medicaid, Medicaid HMOs (Health Maintenance Organization) and CMS (Children's Medical Services). Some private and commercial insurances are also accepted for full coverage. Private Pay is also accepted. We will walk you through the step by step admission process and are here to help you with any questions you may have. Our team is ready to assist you with the necessary paperwork and requirements so your child can receive the care they need.
  • Do you have transportation services?
    Superhero Kids provides transportation at no additional cost for Medicaid eligible children with one of our medical staff members at all times. We will take care of coordinating the transportation to and from your own home or your child's school to our center.
  • Why Superhero Kids PPEC?
    Superhero Kids understands the importance of providing your child with a compassionate team, and in an environment that adapts and delivers the care they need to meet their fullest potential. Our goal is to make families feel comfortable and relaxed, while knowing that their child is in a stimulating environment with other children where they can socialize and evolve. We strive to see your child grow everyday and are here to accommodate each child's unique needs to help them progress.
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