Level 4 Epilepsy Program

NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy CenterComprehensive pediatric epilepsy care requires unique specialists, leading technology and an ongoing partnership with referring physicians. But at Nationwide Children’s we believe in taking it to the highest level. That’s why the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) has accredited the Epilepsy Center at Nationwide Children’s as a Level 4 epilepsy program—a designation reserved for programs offering the highest level of comprehensive and specialized care.

What are the Benefits of Level 4 Epilepsy Center Care?

As a Level 4 epilepsy center, we serve as a referral center for epilepsy patients from across our region and beyond. In addition to the basic range of services, we provide complex neurodiagnostic monitoring, as well as extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment. A Level 4 accreditation also requires advanced epilepsy surgery services, including evaluation using intracranial electrodes.

The chart below outlines the range of services Nationwide Children’s provides as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center.

For additional information on our advanced Clinical Services for Epilepsy including Onset Seizure ClinicEpilepsy SurgeryComplex Epilepsy Clinic, and Infantile Spasms Clinic call (614) 722-6200 or click here.

Benefits of Level 4 Epilepsy Center Care

Level 4

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1

Broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy








Evoked potential recording




Functional cortical mapping with subdural electrodes




Intracranial evaluations




Specialized neuroimaging (PET, SPECT)



Pediatric epileptologists



Implantation of vagus nerve stimulators



Straightforward respective epilepsy surgery



Noninvasive evaluation for epilepsy surgery



Basic neurodiagnostic evaluation



Basic range of medical, neuro-psychological and psychosocial care



General neurology


Primary care physician, hospital emergency department

National Association of Epilepsy Centers "Guidelines for essential services, personnel and facilities in specialized epilepsy centers." 2010 Jan 12. The National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved from www.naec-epilepsy.org.

Level 4 Epilepsy Center Chart