Neonatal Neurology Clinic
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduates are at greater risk for chronic medical conditions than once thought. The risk for neurological illness in NICU graduates changes with gestational age and certain predisposing conditions such as: congenital heart disease, cerebro-vascular malformations and a variety of genetic syndromes. NICU graduates may develop a range of chronic neurological conditions such as motor and cognitive impairments, language dysfunction and epilepsy.
The Neonatal Neurology Clinic at Nationwide Children’s is a joint effort between the Divisions of Neurology and Neonatology. The clinic’s goal is to address the needs of NICU graduates who might have experienced a neurological illness in the newborn period, and to ensure appropriate developmental follow-up. Following initial assessment, a family-oriented, long-term care plan is devised according to each child’s needs. We aim to provide state-of-the-art medical care in a nurturing environment.
Services We Offer
Access to several specialists in one location
Comprehensive evaluation of new patients
Long-term care for children with chronic disability
Coordinated scheduling of diagnostic and treatment procedures
Communication with referring physicians
Assistance for patients and families coping with the chronic effects of prematurity
Physician Referral Information
Appointments to the Neonatal Neurology Clinic are coordinated by the Division Neonatology, usually at the time a child is discharged from the NICU. To make a referral, there are three options:
Request a neonatal neurology clinic appointment (select Neonatology from the specialty listing)
Fax a referral request to (614) 722-4000
Make a referral and schedule by phone, call (614) 722-6200 or 1-877-722-6220
Neonatal Therapeutic Hypothermia
Nationwide Children’s is the first and only hospital in central Ohio to offer this therapeutic service.