NICU Follow-up Programs :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

NICU Follow-up Programs


We know that you are the most important person in your NICU graduate’s life, and that you will have the greatest impact on your baby’s development. The NICU Follow-up Program cares about how you and your baby grow together. 
After going home from the NICU, your baby is at high risk for developmental problems and we believe that he/she deserves the best possible follow-up program. When we identify developmental needs as early as possible, we can provide the services and family support needed to make a lasting difference.
Our team includes medical and developmental specialists who work with your pediatrician and other community providers. We carefully evaluate your baby and family’s needs at regular intervals in the first three years using the newest and best tools available.
Together, we can make the journey toward your child’s best developmental outcome.

Scheduling an Appointment

  • We will help you set up your baby’s appointment before you go home from the hospital. Your baby’s NICU case manager will schedule a convenient appointment for you.
  • If you and your baby received NICU care at a different hospital, we can also help. Please call us to set up your appointment at (614) 722-4572.
  • If you have concerns about transportation to the clinic, let the case manager and the clinic staff know. We want to help you and your baby make it to this very important visit.

Our NICU Follow-up Programs Team

We are an interdisciplinary team that addresses the medical, nutritional, neurological, developmental and social needs of patients in a single location. Our staff has extensive experience in caring for high-risk and premature infants.
Our neonatal team includes:
  • Neonatologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician
  • Pediatric Neurologist
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Physical Therapists (PT)
  • Occupational Therapists (OT)
  • Speech Therapist
  • Nurse Clinician
  • Social Worker
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Lactation Consultant

Sounds of Love Research-Based Music Therapy Class

Sounds of Love in Early Childhood is a research-based music therapy class, led by certified music therapists, to aid your baby’s growth and development. During music and play activities, parents learn new ways to help their babies grow. For families of NICU babies, it’s especially important that parents and babies have a chance to “catch up” on early building blocks of development. Classes are tailored to meet each child’s developmental needs.
Sounds of Love in Early Childhood meets on Wednesday mornings for 45 minutes for six weeks. Download our brochure for more information.


2018 Dates: Register Now
February 14 – March 21
March 28 – May 2
May 9 – June 13
June 20 – July 25
August 1 – September 5
September 12 – October 17
October 24 – November 28

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NICU Follow-up Programs

700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
T Elevators, 4th Floor
Phone: (614) 722-4572

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