Neonatal Neurology Follow-Up Clinic

The Neonatal Neurology Follow-Up Clinic provides comprehensive, long-term neurological care to children who were diagnosed as newborns with an injury or condition – such as a stroke, seizure or brain malformation – that puts them at risk for neurodevelopmental challenges as they grow. We follow babies who received care in the UCSF Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery and are at risk for these issues related to nervous system development. We also accept referrals for children who weren't patients of the unit but would benefit from the program.

During visits, we assess our patients' neurological development, identify potential concerns, and facilitate any treatments or services that could improve their health and development. Our goal is to help children reach their full potential by detecting and addressing issues early.

On our team are neonatal neurologists from the UCSF Neonatal Neuro-Intensive Care Unit, a nurse coordinator and a social worker. We work closely with colleagues in rehabilitative medicine, neurosurgery and the UCSF Intensive Care Nursery Follow-Up Program, which provides similar follow-up care for kids who had other types of critical conditions at birth.

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    Awards & recognition

    • us news ranked in 10 specialites badge 2020-2021

      Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties

    • us news neonatology ranking badge 2020-2021

      One of the nation’s best in neonatology

    • One of the nation's best in neurology & neurosurgery

    • in NIH funding among U.S. neurology programs

    Plan your visit

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your child's condition
    • List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

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