The Behavioral Health Services comprehensive approach to care is provided by a multidisciplinary team – which may include a psychiatrist, developmental-behavioral pediatrician, nurse practitioner, psychologist, clinical social worker, and clinical counselor – to determine the best treatment options for each child and adolescent.
The Down Syndrome Clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital is a family-centered clinic providing diagnostic and treatment services to children and adolescents with Down Syndrome and their families.
Services may include a comprehensive medical assessment with special attention to the unique medical problems sometimes experienced by children with Down Syndrome. Referral to other specialty medical and therapeutic services and laboratory and radiologic assessments are arranged as necessary. Families will be linked with medical, educational, social and financial supports in their communities as indicated and resources identified to assist them in meeting the unique needs of their child. A close working relationship will be maintained with the child's primary care physician.
Services are covered by most insurance providers. To expedite insurance coverage we recommend a referral be sent to the clinic by the patient's primary care physician.
If you think your child or family could benefit from Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health Services, please call (614) 355-8080 or request an appointment online.
If your family is in a crisis situation and needs immediate help, please call your county’s mental health crisis number. In Franklin County, call (614) 722-1800 for youth and adolescents 17 and under. Ages 18 and older should call (614) 276-2273.
Down Syndrome Associations