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Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic expands to include cardiovascular care 

The Children’s Minnesota Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic, formerly called the NICU Follow-up Clinic, has changed its name and expanded service offerings to include more patients beyond neonatal intensive care, including those treated in the cardiovascular program. Beginning in August 2023, newborns who are hospitalized in any intensive care unitincluding babies who were born premature, have medical complexities such as congenital heart disease, or are facing other specific health challengesmay be eligible to receive care in the Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic. 

About the Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic  

The Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic is a structured, multidisciplinary program that provides continuing care for babies and children through age 5 who have been hospitalized in the newborn period. Babies who receive intensive care as a newborn are at an increased risk for medical and developmental complications in their first few years, so follow-up care is essential. The Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic is offered at our Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.  

Multi-disciplinary teams of specialists

During their follow-up care journey, our kid experts from across Children’s Minnesota work with the child’s pediatrician, other health care providers, and the child’s family to create an individualized plan of continuous care for any medical condition they have. The child’s care team of clinical experts could include neonatologists, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physical therapists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, among others.

Read more about the Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic program here. For questions regarding eligibility criteria for patient referrals, please call the Children’s Minnesota Physician Access line at 866-755-2121.

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