Sick-Child Care Program

Rainbow Recovery:  A Place for Sniffles 'N Such

When the kids are under the weather and you have to work, what's a parent to do? Rainbow Recovery is the answer.

Rainbow Recovery is a hospital-based, sick-child care program sponsored by Morton Plant Mease Health Care. The program is for children, ages 3 months to 13 years, who are too ill to attend regular daycare or school, and is open to Morton Plant Mease team members and the public. At Rainbow Recovery, children receive plenty of TLC from a specially trained staff. The program follows strict infection control protocols. Medical attention can be obtained quickly in case of an emergency.

Reservations are required and are limited. To reserve a space for your child, call us and a nurse will conduct a telephone pre-screening to determine if your child needs to be seen by a physician prior to admission to the program. Rainbow Recovery services are available for children with a variety of medical conditions, including:

  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Postoperative care or activity restriction
  • Urinary tract and ear infections
  • Asthma and respiratory infections
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Pinkeye and strep (must be on antibiotics for 24 hours)
  • Rashes (must be seen by a physician first)
  • Fever of 104 (must be seen by a physician)

What Should I Bring?

Children should wear their own clothes or pajamas. Bring your child's favorite toy, blanket or game, along with homework and any needed medication. Babies will need diapers, formula and any special food. We will provide liquids and snacks, such as gelatin, popsicles and crackers. Breakfast is available for $1.25 and lunch for $1.75, or you may bring your own.

Where Do I Park?

Morton Plant Hospital Rainbow Recovery is located at 607 Jeffords Street in Clearwater. Park in the parking lot in front of the building.

Fees and Hours

There is a pre-registration fee of $10 and a $7 per hour fee (minimum four-hour charge). Please pay by cash or check. Program hours are 6am to 6pm. A late fee will be charged to parents who arrive after 6pm to pick up their child. The fee will be $10 for the first 15 minutes, then $1 per minute thereafter.

Morton Plant Mease team members are offered a special rate.

May I Visit My Child?

You are welcome to call or visit at any time to check on the condition of your child.

For information and reservations, call (727) 441-2878.