Development Assessment Clinic at UnityPoint Health - Meriter

ER - Madison

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UnityPoint Health - Madison

NICU Follow-Up Clinic

The UnityPoint Health – Meriter NICU Follow-Up Clinic provides developmental screening for infants and children who were born prematurely or may have other factors in their history that places them at an increased risk for developmental concerns. Developmental screening uses tools based on research to look into a child's developmental including language, movement, thinking skills, and developmental milestones. 

At each appointment, your child is evaluated by a pediatric speech therapist and a pediatric physical therapist or occupational therapist. There is also a case manager at the appointment to review community resources available to families. If a child needs more help with development, appropriate treatment is recommended and can be initiated early. Early treatment can reduce a child's risk for future developmental delays. This service is for children from three months through 36 months.

Infants are scheduled in the clinic at pre-determined age ranges; 3 months (adjusted for prematurity), 12 months (adjusted for prematurity), 24 months and 36 months. The clinic will call you six weeks prior to these times to make an appointment as well as to collect helpful information for the appointment. At the end of each appointment, there is time for you to ask questions you may have about your child's development.

Insurance/Payment

Most insurance plans pay for the evaluation.

If you have questions about your coverage, contact your insurance carrier. Please bring your insurance card to your appointment.

Location & Time

The clinic is located at the UnityPoint Health – Meriter – Monona Clinic located at 6408 Copps Avenue in Madison, WI. The NICU Follow-Up Clinic is located on the second floor, check-in at the therapy desk.

The 3, 12, and 24-month appointment typically lasts one hour; the 36-month appointment typically lasts ninety minutes. Following the appointment, you will be given a summary of the results.  A report is also sent to your child's doctor with a summary of the visit. For directions to UnityPoint Health – Meriter – Monona Clinic, visit unitypoint.org/map or call (608) 417-3131.