Newborn Medicine | For Parents

Information for those who...

  • Are looking for a phone number, office locations, maps, directions,...
  • Wish antenatal consultation to see a neonatologist before their infant is born
  • Have an infant who needs a follow-up clinic appointment
  • Wish to have a second opinion or transfer their infant to the NICU
  • Resources when your baby is admitted to the NICU

Phone Numbers and Locations

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is located on the 5th floor of the St Louis Children’s Hospital. Please call (314) 454 6037 for any questions if your baby is admitted in the NICU.

Wish antenatal consultation to see a neonatologist before their infant is born

Ask your doctor (obstetrician, family practitioner) or nurse midwife to refer you to one of the obstetricians in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. At the time of your appointment, please indicate that you also wish to speak with a neonatologist (call 314 454 6148). We will be happy to discuss with you the implications of your child's possible problem(s), give you a tour of the neonatal intensive care unit, and help you to meet pediatric surgical and medical sub-specialists who might be involved with your baby's care after birth.


Have an infant who needs a followup clinic appointment

The Newborn Medicine Follow up clinic is located on the 2nd floor of SLCH. For questions or an appointment, please call (314) 454-2683. If your baby has not been hospitalized in one of our nurseries, please arrange to have your baby's medical records forwarded to us or bring them with you at the time of the appointment. 


Wish to have a second opinion or transfer their infant to the NICU

First discuss this wish with your baby's doctor, and she/he must then arrange for transfer of your infant's care. Your doctor should call the NICU at (314) 454-6037 or (800) 333-NICU and ask to speak with the attending doctor. If you or your physician wishes to ask general questions about your baby and our NICU, please feel free to contact Dr. Amit Mathur (Director of the NICU) or Dr. F. Sessions Cole (Division Director).


Resources when your baby is admitted to the NICU

When your baby is admitted in the NICU, a team of physicians, nurses and other staff members help take care of her/him and see to it that your family’s needs are met. A new Ronald McDonald Family room is attached to the NICU where you can relax, watch television and wash laundry. Parents from outside St Louis can stay in the Ronald McDonald House. Sleep rooms are also available for parents when infants are transferred from outside of St Louis.

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