NICU Follow-up Program
The mission of the NICU Follow-Up Clinic is to provide interdisciplinary, developmental evaluations to infants, young children, and their families who are identified as "at risk" or have "known risk" for developmental disabilities.
Scope of Care
The Child Development Rehabilitation Center NICU Follow Up Clinic, operates out of the 7th floor of Doernbecher's Children's Hospital. We provide continued assessment for babies who have spent time in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and/or who have specialized physical needs (e.g. cardiac concerns, neurologic conditions).
Clinic staff members evaluate an infant's growth and development, ensure access to resources, and assist parents in caring for their infant's medical and developmental needs. Referrals to agencies that can further support an infant's growth and development are made as needed. This clinic follows infants from birth to three years of age.
This team works in consultation with the family and primary care provider to evaluate the infant, determine the infant's strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations for treatment, ongoing monitoring or further diagnostic evaluations to be done in the community. Follow up assessments, developmental monitoring and medication management are also available through the clinics.
The NICU Follow Up Clinic is made up of a multidisciplinary team of Developmental Pediatricians, a Clinical Psychologist, Speech Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, Special Education Consultant, and an Audiologist. Other specialists, such as social workers and occupational therapists are also available for consultation as needed.
How to Make a Referral
Referrals to the NICU Follow Up Clinic come from the primary care provider, as we are very committed to the medical home concept and involvement of your child's physician in his or her care. In addition your infant may have been referred to our clinic directly when you were discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
If you have questions about our referral process, please call: