Teen and Pregnant (TaP) Program Care Team :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Teen and Pregnant (TaP) Program Care Team

TaP follows a multi-disciplinary approach to providing prenatal care. We work together as a team to assess patient needs and deliver services. Each team member has a unique role in the program.

Care Team Members may include:

Physician/ Nurse Midwife

  • Provide clinical prenatal and postpartum care

  • Facilitate communication between TaP and delivery hospitals

  • Provide leadership and direction of TaP

Registered Nurse

  • Perform nursing assessment of prenatal patients:

    • Maternal vitals

    • Measure fundal height/FHTs

    • Assess fetal movement

    • Assess for physical/social/emotional/cultural/safety concerns

  • Perform nursing assessment of postpartum patients

  • Providing patient education regarding contraception/LARC, safe sleep, labor precautions, breastfeeding, newborn care, etc.

Social Worker

  • Identify and provide resources to address patients’ concrete needs and overcome barriers to care

  • Assess for risk and safety concerns

  • Refer patients to resources, such as home visitation nursing programs

  • Provide psycho-education and skill development related to pregnancy and parenthood

Registered Dietitian

  • Performs initial dietary assessment

  • Strives to reduce poor dietary habits and improve good health and wellness through food choices

  • Emphasis on breastfeeding, AKA “first food”

  • WIC referrals

Medical Assistant

  • Record blood pressure, weight, pulse and height

  • Perform labs and tests

  • Room patient and answer questions




contact info

Adolescent Medicine Clinic
500 E. Main St., Suite 240
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Linden Primary Care Center
1390 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

Phone: (614) 355-6350

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