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Going home with your baby can be an exciting but stressful time, but we have a number of resources to help with the ongoing medical care your baby may need after leaving the NICU.

NICU Early Support and Transition (NEST) Development Follow-up Center

Sometimes preemies and babies who are born with serious medical conditions have a higher risk of future challenges with hearing, seeing, talking, feeding, motor skills and intellectual development. Early intervention can help reduce the risk and improve your child's developmental progress. Cook Children's NEST Developmental Follow-up Center provides support, planning and care coordination for these high-risk NICU babies.

NEST Developmental Follow-up

Cook Children's Home Health services

Cook Children's Home Health can provide a number of services, equipment and supplies necessary for the at-home care of your baby. Home health caregivers will work with your child daily, weekly or as needed, making sure your child's doctor is kept up-to-date with timely and accurate communication. Services include:

  • Medical equipment
  • Clinical services, including nursing, physical, speech and occupational therapists and social workers.
  • and prosthetics / cranial asymmetry
  • Pharmacy
  • Rehabilitation

Home Health services

Ongoing specialty care

Going home from the NICU with your baby can be both exciting and overwhelming, especially if your baby will continue to require ongoing specialty care. Your specialty team can continue to care for your baby and will work closely with your and your pediatrician or family doctor to ensure that your child receives the best follow-up care possible. Depending on your baby's diagnosis, you may also need to see other specialists. Your doctor will discuss your options with you and make any referrals you agree on. Across of our specialties and subspecialties, our teams work closely together as a unit, so that care is continually coordinated.

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If you are interested in scheduling a tour of our NICU, please call 682-885-4375. You can find information on how to refer a patient or other NICU contact information here.