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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
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1475 N.W. 12th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
General Information
New Cancer Patients


The expert researchers and clinicians at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, specialize in discovery, development and delivery of the most advanced ways to prevent, detect, treat and cure your unique cancer.

Sylvester handles approximately 1,300 inpatient admissions, performs approximately 2,500 surgical procedures, and treats more than 4,400 new cancer patients annually with locations in Miami, Deerfield Beach, Kendall, Plantation and Hollywood. All Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center.

Today there are more than 288,000 outpatient visits to the cancer center annually and more than 250 physicians and scientists working together to realize Harcourt Sylvester Jr.‘s vision of a comprehensive cancer center. In addition, Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in approximately 259 clinical trials and receive more than $55 million annually in research grants.

Sylvester offers outpatient clinics in a variety of specialties and a 40-bed inpatient hospital, as well as the following amenities:


An ATM is located in the UMHC lobby, behind the information desk.

Free Wireless Internet Access

Free Wi-Fi is available inside and outside of most buildings on the University of Miami medical campus, including Sylvester/UMHC. To access the Internet, look for the Medical Wireless network on your computer. For more information, visit the Wi-Fi FAQ.

Interfaith Chapel

The onsite, nondenominational Jill Selevan Chapel offers an inviting place for prayer, reflection, and services. The chapel is located adjacent to the UMHC lobby and is open 24 hours to the community. For more information about pastoral care services at Sylvester, call 305-243-4273.


Conveniently located on the second floor, the Sylvester outpatient pharmacy fills prescriptions while you wait. Service is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients may fill prescriptions to meet their immediate needs and arrange transfer of refills to the pharmacy of their choice. To contact the pharmacy, call 305-243-5244.

ACS Cancer Resource Center

The Cancer Resource Center offers guidance to patients and their families on how to access supportive services and programs offered by Sylvester and the American Cancer Society. The center also provides free wigs, caps, mastectomy bras, educational materials, and other items. The Cancer Resource Center is on the second floor of Sylvester/UMHC in room 2310, across from the retail pharmacy. It is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.


A café is located across from the Information Center on the first floor of the UMHC building (across the courtyard from Sylvester). The café offers a variety of food selections, including pastries, coffee and tea, fruit, sandwiches, salads, hot entrees, a burrito station, sushi, and soups. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

From Points North

  • Take I-95 S to exit 3-A towards SR 836 W and NW 14th St.
  • Merge onto SR 836 W and take the NW 12th Ave. exit.
  • Turn right on NW 12th Ave., Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will be on your right side.

From Points South

  • Take I-95 N to exit 3-A SR 836 W (toward Airport/ UM/ Jackson/ VA Hospitals) on the left.
  • Exit SR 836 at NW 12th Ave.
  • Turn right on NW 12th Ave.Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will be on your right side.

From Points East

  • Take I-395 W to NW 12th Ave. exit.
  • Turn right on NW 12th Ave., Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will be on your right side.

From Points West

  • Take SR 836 E and exit at NW 17th Ave.
  • Keep right at the fork and follow signs for NW 17th S. Merge right onto NW 17th Ave.
  • Continue 3 blocks and turn left on NW 7th St.
  • Follow NW 7th St and turn left onto NW 12th Ave.
  • Go over the 12th Ave bridge and under the SR 836 expressway. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will be on your right side.


Valet Parking

Sylvester/UMHC has two parking lots; both are valet only. You may park in the south lot at the Sylvester entrance on N.W. 12th Avenue or in the north lot at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics’ (UMHC) entrance, which is located just north of the Sylvester entrance. Turn right on N.W. 15th Street (Papanicolaou Way), pick up a ticket from the parking attendant, and continue to the valet drop-off point, located at the UMHC entrance.

Valet parking is available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Parking for patients and family members is $8 per day. Wheelchair assistance also is available. Non-patients or non-family members pay $20 per day

Garage Parking & Shuttle Service

1120 N.W. 14th St., just east of N.W. 12th AVE.

It is now easier than ever to visit your UHealth – University of Miami Health System physician in Miami. Park at the new Clinical Research Building garage on the Medical Campus for just $4.00 – half the regular price – then ride our air conditioned shuttle bus to your appointment.
Your shuttle bus driver will validate your parking ticket so be sure to bring it with you.

Our hassle-free shuttle service will take you to and from your appointments at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/UMHC – University of Miami Hospital & Clinics and University of Miami Hospital. Shuttles will run approximately every 10 minutes and stop at designated entrances. This service is free of charge (with paid parking), and operates between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday through Friday.


The Metrorail system provides service to University of Miami Hospital via the Civic Center station in northwest Miami-Dade, with connections to Broward and Palm Beach counties at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail transfer station.
Metrorail Operates from:
5:00 AM to Midnight, 7 days a week.
The Metrobus system is designed to intersect with Metrorail and Metromover and serves all major business, shopping, entertainment, and cultural centers, as well as major hospitals and schools.All City of Miami Trolleys are Free of charge, accessible to riders using wheelchairs and are ADA Compliant.
Health District Route Runs from
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Parking is available at many Metrorail stations ($4.00/day).Bus #12 (Route Northside, Coconut Grove)
Bus #32 Miami Gardens
Bus #95 Golden Glades Express
Bus #113 Route M
Bus #246 Night Owl
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Fare: $2.25 Discounted $1.10Fare: $2.25 Discounted $1.10Fare: Free!
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