The Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
provides highly specialized intensive care to critically ill newborns.
Programs & Services:
The NICU provides care to infants who require intensive multidisciplinary and specialist care, and monitoring or support of vital functions beyond that available in the general pediatric unit or community hospital. NICU services include:
Infant in the Cool-Cap, a device designed to reduce the effects of brain damage.
Neonatal Intensive Care NurseryThe Newborn Intensive Care Nursery is a 44-bed, family-centered, regional referral center for neonatal intensive care. Board certified neonatologists are in the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Parents are welcome to visit any time.
Care in the nursery is provided by a multidisciplnary team including:
This multidisciplinary medical team works closely with the entire range of pediatric sub-specialty services including Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Genetics, Hematology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Audiology. There is always at least one neonatologist in the hospital to provide care to infants in the NICU.
Intensive Care Nursery Databases
Children’s ICN maintains several highly sophisticated databases to help manage patients. These databases help us follow the progress of infants who have been admitted to the nursery. They include information on important aspects of neonate care, such as infections and nutrition analysis.
Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic
Some infants requiring intensive care as newborns may be at risk for developmental and neurological problems as they get older. The Neonatal Follow-up Clinic helps these babies and their families.
Infants are admitted to the NICU from hospitals and pediatric offices throughout California, as well as from the Children’s Emergency Department and Pediatric ICU. To arrange the admission of an infant to the NICU, call the phone number below to be connected to a neonatologist.
If you are the expectant parent of a baby who might be admitted to the Children’s NICU, please feel free to call the number below to speak with a neonatologist and to arrange a tour of the NICU.
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Main Hospital - 3rd Floor
747 52nd Street Oakland, CA 94609
Fax: 510 428-3542
Phone: 510 428-3431