The Norton Children’s Neonatal Follow-up Clinic is for babies who need continued monitoring after they leave the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The goal is to help your baby develop to their maximum potential and prevent complications through ongoing evaluation and treatment.
The clinic provides specialized medical, nutritional and developmental care for NICU graduates who are medically fragile or at risk for developmental delays. The clinic is staffed by board-certified neonatologists and specialized nurses. Babies also have the opportunity to work with psychologists, social workers and speech, occupational and physical therapists as needed.
The clinic is an evaluation center for First Steps, Kentucky’s system for providing services to children up to age 3 with developmental disabilities and their families.
Your first visit to the clinic will be two to four weeks after leaving the NICU. Depending on your baby’s health and development, your baby may be seen in the clinic every one to four months.
Your child may need to visit the clinic up to age 3.
For your first visit, plan to be at the clinic for one to two hours depending on the appointment type. Bring formula or breast milk and current bottle you are using. The clinic can teach you how to prepare formula or breast milk. The bottle and its nipple will be checked to ensure it is right for your baby. If your baby uses a home oxygen unit and monitor, bring them to your first appointment.
The Norton Children’s Neonatal Follow-up Clinic core team sees patients at the following locations:
Novak Center for Children’s Health, Level 2411 E. Chestnut St.Louisville, KY 40202Phone: (502) 588-0982, ext. 50148Fax: (502) 588-0853
Norton Children’s Perinatal CenterNorton Medical Plaza 3 – St. Matthews, Suite 6064123 Dutchmans LaneLouisville, KY 40207Phone: (502) 896-2500Fax: (502) 896-2527
Call the Neonatal Follow-Up Clinics in Bowling Green, Owensboro or Paducah, Kentucky, at (502) 588-0982.Fax: (502) 588-0853
Norton Children’s Outpatient CenterCommonwealth Medical Plaza, Suite 102720 Second Ave.Bowling Green, KY 42101
Norton Children’s Outpatient CenterBreckenridge Medical Plaza, Suite 3011000 Breckenridge St.Owensboro, KY 42303
Norton Children’s Outpatient Center2605 Kentucky Ave., Suite 102Paducah, KY 42001