Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 1-800-888-5533
Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325
The Kentucky Children’s Hospital NICU Graduate Clinic provides specialized medical and developmental follow-up care for babies and young children until about 3 years of age. The clinic not only serves babies who were cared for in the Kentucky Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), but also children born prematurely who are at risk for developmental problems.
Developmental follow-up is tailored to meet the needs of each individual child. Each child is evaluated by a multidisciplinary team that may include a physician, a nurse, a dietitian, a physical therapist, a speech-language pathologist, a clinical psychologist and a social worker. A complete medical history is taken and a physical examination is completed at most visits.
Specific developmental testing varies with the child’s specific needs and his or her adjusted age, which accounts for premature birth. For example, a 6-month-old who was born three months prematurely has an adjusted age of 3 months.
At 3 months adjusted age, some babies undergo developmental screening. Formal developmental testing is usually completed at adjusted ages 6 months, 12 months and 24 months.
The medical follow-up we provide at the NICU Graduate Clinic is primarily focused on problems associated with high-risk deliveries or NICU stays. This care is intended to complement, not take the place of, the services provided by the child’s primary care provider. This medical care includes management and/or follow-up of feeding problems and breathing problems, such as those requiring home oxygen or monitors.
For patient appointments: 859-323-6469
UK Family Care Center
1135 Red Mile Place
Lexington, KY 40504
UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health
750 Morton Boulevard
Hazard, KY 41701
Adjacent to the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center