Our pediatric primary care team cares for children and youth with special health care needs including children and youth who utilize technology such as tracheostomies, oxygen, ventilators, or feeding tubes, cerebral palsy, global development delay, autism, itellectual disability, physical limitations, congenital heart conditions, VP shunts, as well as those with complex illnesses such as genetic syndromes, Down Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
The Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs accepts infants, children and youth from newborns to 21 years old. Our Next Steps Program helps infants who have been in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) transition back to home and provide them with a primary care medical home. As your child grows into a young adult, our team can help you transition him or her to adult-oriented programs, too.
The Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs has one mission — to provide you and your family with ongoing, coordinated, comprehensive, family-centered medical care that improves access to services, community resources and advocacy. We work closely with specialists, and with community providers and agencies to ensure that your child maximizes his or her potential using every available resource.
The team at St. Christopher’s uses a family-centered, medical home approach to care for infants and children. We work in partnership with you, your child and your child’s pediatric care team to ensure that his or her needs are being met. Our specialists address preventive, acute and chronic care.
The pediatric care team at The Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs will work as partners with your family to assure that all of the medical and non-medical needs of your child are met and provide high quality patient and family centered care.