Neonatal High-Risk Follow-Up Clinic
This clinic, staffed by neonatologists who have unique expertise on the needs of NICU graduates, is the region’s only comprehensive neonatology follow-up clinic for high-risk infants. This service, along with care from the family’s pediatrician, allows babies who have left the NICU continue to access all the care they need.
We provide consultation and care management for NICU graduates and young infants with complex medical needs, including apnea, apparent life-threatening events (now called Brief Resolved Unexplained Events), bronchopulmonary dysplasia/chronic lung disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and feeding difficulties. Our team can help diagnose and monitor certain health problems through “event-recording studies,” such as sleep studies.
Thanks to these follow-up services, very few babies who leave the NICU at MedStar Georgetown need to be readmitted for further care and can instead remain home with their families.
Developmental Screening Clinic
A board-certified developmental pediatrician assesses high-risk infants in the NICU prior to discharge. On follow-up, our team also assesses infants’ motor skills, attention, perception, cognition, and behavior. A developmental pediatrician gives recommendations to the infant’s family and primary care pediatrician.
Developmental Evaluation Clinic (DEC)
Infants at risk for developmental problems can be seen at the DEC by a team that includes a developmental pediatrician, child psychologist, physical, and occupational therapists. This clinic helps to detect developmental delays at a young age, allowing for early intervention.
Babies with feeding or breathing problems are seen at our multi-disciplinary aerodigestive clinic. Staffed by neonatologists, pediatric pulmonologist, and pediatric gastro- intestinal specialists, your baby will benefit from the full range of our medical expertise.
Pediatric Surgical and Medical Subspecialty Services
The NICU team works closely with experts in other pediatric surgical and medical specialties throughout MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, including:
Contact the NICU
The NICU is open 24 hours per day/7 days per week, but please refrain from calling the NICU during shift changes (7 to 8 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.).
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
3800 Reservoir Road., NW
Main Building, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20007