Women's Health

Pregnancy & Birth

Newborn Care

Neonatal Follow-Up Programs

If your child was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), you may understandably be concerned about his or her development in the first years of life. NewYork-Presbyterian offers special Neonatal Follow-Up Programs at both of our children's hospitals to monitor and support your child's growth and nutritional progress during this important time.

A comprehensive approach: Our approach enables us to identify any delays or concerns regarding the development of your child's nervous system, optimize your child's neurodevelopmental progress, and assist you in obtaining additional services you may need.

Periodic follow-up visits: During regular visits through our follow-up programs, we'll assess your child's growth, nutrition, and neurodevelopment. If your child was in the NICU at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, developmental evaluations are performed from about 3 months until about 3 years old. If your child was born at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, detailed evaluations are performed at 2, 6, 12, and 18 months and 2 and 3 years. If your child was born premature, then the visits will be at your child's adjusted ages (the ages that account for your child's prematurity).

A full suite of services: We offer neurologic examination by a developmental pediatrician or neonatologist; assessment of your child's development by a child psychologist; referrals for medical, developmental, and other specialized services, such as physical and occupational therapy; and referrals for family-centered community-based resources, such as advocacy organizations, parent support groups, and programs for children (such as school-based programs).

Coordination with early intervention programs: We closely monitor your child's treatment plans created in collaboration with developmental agencies, such as the Early Intervention Program (EIP). We share summaries of your child's progress with you, your child's pediatrician, and (if applicable) your EIP.

For more information, please consult with your doctor’s office.