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Department of Pediatrics
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI 02905
P: (401) 274-1100
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No Show Policy

We have a policy for missed appointments at all Women & Infants' physician practices. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice. Learn More

Neonatal Intensive Care

Women & Infants operates one of the nation's largest single-family room neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Nearly 25 percent of newborns at Women & Infants are born to high-risk mothers; 11 percent of whom are premature. Each year, our neonatal services cares for nearly 1,400 babies in the NICU, approximately15 percent of whom are transferred from other hospitals in our region. The Women & Infants NICU provides comprehensive care with the coordinated efforts of:

  • Social workers.
  • Occupational therapists.
  • Nutritionists.
  • Respiratory therapists.
  • Neonatal nurses.
  • Neonatal nurse practitioners.
  • Neonatal-perinatal fellows.
  • Attending neonatologists.
  • Pediatricians.
  • Nutritionists.

Neonatal Follow-Up Program

The Neonatal Follow-Up Program provides assessments and clinical management of high-risk infants from birth to nine years of age, offering comprehensive follow-up care for neonates discharged from our neonatal programs and rehabilitation services for infants with physical disabilities. The goal is to support growth and development for all babies while providing psychosocial support for high-risk mothers and infants and serving as a consultant for their primary care providers.

Newborn Hearing Assessment

Rhode Island was the first state in the United States to successfully implement universal hearing screening. Since that time, RIHAP has screened 99 percent of Rhode Island's newborn babies (14,000 annually), as well as providing or coordinating the habilitation of hearing of all the children identified with hearing loss. Our new outpatient Pediatric Audiology Clinic is located at the same site as the Neonatal Follow-up Clinic.

Child and Family Development

The mission of the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk is to stimulate outstanding interdisciplinary research, education and clinical services (provided through Women & Infants' Center for Children and Families) on the biological and social factors that determine the developmental outcome of at-risk children. The Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk is dedicated to enhancing the synergy between research and clinical practice that advances child development research, intervention programs and social policy.