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Providence, RI 02905
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The Neonatal Follow-up Program provides longitudinal assessments and clinical management of high risk infants from birth to nine years of age. Referrals are accepted from the NICU, community physicians and early Intervention. Dr. Betty Vohr directs the Neonatal Follow-Up Program, which has been providing supplemental care to infants since 1974.

Rhode Island's Pediatric Practice Enhancement Project (PPEP) enlists trained parents to help other parents cope with the realities of raising children and youth with special health care needs. Putting trained parent consultants into physicians' offices to provide emotional support and help link families to resources and services has proven very effective in meeting the health care needs of these children and their families.

The Neonatal Follow-up Program offers comprehensive follow-up care and provides support services for high risk infants and children up to 16 years of age. The goal is to support optimal growth, developmental and behavioral outcomes for all children, providing psychosocial support for mothers, and serving as a consultant for primary care providers.

All infants considered at increased risk of medical or developmental sequelae may be scheduled for the Follow-Up Program. Eligibility includes premature infants with a birth weight less than 1500 grams; infants of any birth weight with special problems in the newborn period; and infants discharged on oxygen, an apnea monitor or pulse oximeter.