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 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 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.
Complete our online appointment request form.