Down Syndrome Clinic :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Down Syndrome Clinic

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.
Families are 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. Our team of developmental pediatricians, psychologists, geneticists and advanced practice nurses maintain a close working relationship with the child’s primary care physician throughout their care. 

Services Offered

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.
  • Comprehensive evaluation — Monitoring for feeding difficulty in infants, atlantoaxial instability and signs of celiac disease
  • Assessments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Autism Spectrum Disorders in individuals with Down syndrome
  • Lab and radiology assessments, including recommended health supervision screening and focusing on individual concerns
  • Behavior management counseling for families whose children are experiencing behavioral difficulties

Reasons to Call

Please notify the Down Syndrome Clinic or your child’s pediatrician for the following symptoms:  
  • Changes in gait
  • Changes in use of arms or legs
  • Changes in bowel or bladder habits
  • New onset of snoring
  • New onset of apnea when sleeping or new onset of sleepiness during the day
  • New behavior or learning concerns

Request an Appointment

If you think your child or family could benefit from Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital, 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.

Complete our online appointment request form.

Down Syndrome Associations

Down Syndrome Resources

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000