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Neonatal Follow Up Clinic

The Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic provides support for parents of high-risk infants who received their care in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of Hamilton Health Sciences and Level II Community Hospitals in the region.

Our philosophy is family-centered care.  We strive to provide the best care possible.

Care We Provide

  • Early detection of growth, development and neurosensory impairments
  • Assurance of optimal diagnostic and therapeutic programs when impairments are suspect or diagnosed
  • Audit and quality assurance to provide neonatal and obstetric staff with current information
  • Educational opportunity for multidisciplinary team to learn about normal and abnormal neurodevelopmental examination
  • Presentations by staff at local, community, national and international forums re: outcome of high-risk infants
  • Support of research activities in NICU/Perinatal programmes
  • Prophylaxis RSV clinic for eligible infants

What to Bring

  • Your child’s Health Card. The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care requires us to validate your health card at every clinic visit.
  • Any relevant test results (e.g. x-rays) or letters from your child’s doctor or pediatrician.
  • Any notes or questions that you may have.
  • List of current medications and allergies.

When you arrive, please check-in at the reception desk. The Business Clerk will register you in the electronic system so that your team will know that you have arrived.

Note: If your child is unwell or has a communicable disease such as Chicken Pox or has been in contact with someone with Chicken Pox, please call the clinic before you come to the hospital.

Team Members

Our team includes a developmental pediatrician, nurse practicioner, clinic coordinator, psychometrist, occupational therapist, psychology, speech language pathologist, and registered dietician.

Referral Process

The referral process is made through a direct referral from a pediatrician or family doctor to a specialist. Referrals can be faxed directly to the clinic.

Neonatal Follow Up Clinic referral form

Urgent Referrals: The clinics are not for emergencies. If your child needs to be seen on an urgent basis, please contact your family doctor or go to your local emergency department.