The high-risk infant follow-up program (HRIF) provides extensive follow-up care to infants discharged from Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s (NICU) at Miller Children’s and other surrounding hospitals. Infants who experience unusual or difficult birth circumstances may need extensive medical follow-up care after discharge. This program allows parents to learn more about their baby and ways to help their baby develop.
Parents may have questions or concerns about caring for their infant who is experiencing developmental delay or is transitioning out of the NICU. The expert developmental care team starts building a relationship with the family and the patient during their stay in the NICU and may continue through the age of 3. This continuum of care and warm, friendly environment makes the high-risk infant follow up program one of the region’s finest.
The high-risk infant follow-up program provides families with information needed to promote, facilitate and enhance their child’s developmental goals. The HRIF care team offers medical and developmental case management for children following discharge. The team monitors the infant’s progress and offers ongoing support to the family.
The high-risk infant follow-up program at the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center is a California Children’s Services (CCS) approved Special Care Center (SCC). This means a specially designated multidisciplinary team care is responsible for all care coordination and case management of a patient in this program. Patients typically qualify for the high-risk infant follow-up CCS Special Care Center by medical diagnosis, complexity of their disease and financial status.
The high-risk infant follow-up program care team is a group of developmental experts, dedicated exclusively to high-risk infants and their families. The team consists of developmental pediatricians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and social workers that will help guide families and young patients throughout their journey.
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