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Behavioral Health Services

NICU Neurodevelopment Clinic

Developed by St. Charles Health System, the NICU neurodevelopment clinic provides neurodevelopmental screening for infants discharged from the St. Charles Bend NICU who meet specific criteria including:

  • Born at 32 weeks gestational age or less
  • Weighing <1500 grams at birth
  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Treated with a hypothermia protocol
  • Display other congenital anomalies placing them at risk for neurodevelopmental delays

This monthly assessment clinic is provided at no cost to families. A multi-disciplinary team — including a physician, nurse, dietitian, occupational and physical therapist, speech and language pathologist and licensed psychologist — assesses and monitors infants deemed at risk of developmental delays from birth to two and a half years of age.

The early identification of children with special health needs through early and continuous screening for developmental or behavioral concerns is a low-cost strategy to improve the lives of children and their families. Early intervention also reduces risks and increases optimal health and development, while preventing the onset of and/or reducing the impact of secondary complications of chronic illness or disability.

Contact: Darci Meyer, RNC BSN MPH
NICU Nurse / NICU Developmental Follow-up Clinic Coordinator
541-706-6930 / Fax 541-706-2673
Clinic Message Line 541-706-2665