Missouri Down Syndrome Medical Care Centers


There are currently 4 Down syndrome medical care centers in Missouri:


Albert Pujols Wellness Center for Adults with Down Syndrome – Chesterfield

Affiliation: St. Luke’s Hospital
Summary: Clients 17 years and older access the Wellness Center by making an initial intake appointment.  During the initial visit the client will meet with a physician for a comprehensive physical, meet with the social worker for a complete psychosocial assessment and Alzheimer/Dementia screening, if appropriate, and have a one-on-one nutrition evaluation completed by a registered dietitian. Clients can then, if appropriate, participate in a variety of programs and classes offered at the Wellness Center. All programs offered at the Wellness Center are based on the “INSPIRE” principle: Instruction, Nutrition, Safety, Peers, Interpersonal Relations and Exercise.
Ages Served: 17 and older
Hours and Days of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Address: 121 St. Luke’s Center Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Website: stlukes-stl.com/services/wellness-center/index.html
Email: ADS.WellnessCenter@stlukes-stl.com
Appointments: 314-576-2300
General Phone Number: 314-576-2300
Clinical Director: Social Worker: Stacey Laughlin, LMSW
Services provided:
Behavioral MD
Psychologist
Nutritionist
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Family Practitioner
Apraxia Specialist
Speech and Language Pathologist
Audiologist
Social Worker
Education/Inclusion Specialist
Nurse Practitioner
Genetic Counselor
Clinical Care Coordinator
Geneticist/Pediatrician
Year Established: 2009
Patients with Down Syndrome Seen Annually: 184
Length of Waitlist: No
Medicaid Accepted? Yes
Insurance accepted? Yes, most types of commercial

Children’s Mercy Down Syndrome Clinic – Kansas City

Affiliation: Children’s Mercy Hospital
Summary: The mission of this multidisciplinary clinic is to improve the quality of life of individuals with Down syndrome by providing a coordinated medical program that addresses the needs of children with Down syndrome as well as offers support and education to their families.
Ages Served: Birth – 18 years
Hours and Days of Operation: All appointments start at 8:00am and last for 4 hours, clinic in Kansas City is held every Wednesday and clinic in Overland Park, KS is held every Friday.
Address: 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108
Website: childrensmercy.org/downsyndrome
Email: downsyndromeclinic@cmh.edu
Phone Number: 816-960-2856
Clinical Director: Nasreen Talib, MD, MPH
Services provided:
Adolescent Medicine Physician
Behavioral MD
Psychologist
Nutritionist
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
 Feeding Therapist

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics physician
Family Practitioner
Apraxia Specialist
Speech and Language Pathologist
Audiologist
Social Worker

Education/Inclusion Specialist
Nurse Practitioner
Genetic Counselor
Clinical Care Coordinator
 Geneticist/Pediatrician
Year Established: 1989
Patients with Down Syndrome Seen Annually: 300 – 400
Length of Waitlist: One month
Medicaid Accepted? Yes
Insurance accepted? Yes


Down Syndrome Center St. Louis Children’s Hospital – St. Louis

Affiliation: St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Summary: The Down Syndrome Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital works closely with the primary care provider to ensure proper integration of specialty care with ongoing treatment. The Center consist of a multidisciplinary team that work together to manage the health of each individual child. The Center also makes it easier for families by coordinating appointments with various specialties, often on that same day.
Ages Served: Up to 21
Hours and Days of Operation: Tuesday (St. Louis Children’s Hospital), Wednesday (Barnes West County location)
Address: 1 Children’s Place, Suite 2C, St. Louis, MO 63110
Website: www.stlouischildrens.org/our-services/down-syndrome-center
Appointments: (314) 454-6093
General Phone Number: (314) 454-6093
Clinical Director: Melissa Sicard, Nurse Practitioner
Services provided:
Behavioral MD
Psychologist
Newborn Medicine
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Sleep Medicine
Opthamology
Speech and Language Pathologist
Audiologist
Otolaryngology
Feeding Specialist
Nurse Practitioner
Genetic Counselor
Cardiology
Pediatric Geneticist
Year Established: 2005
Patients with Down Syndrome Seen Annually: Approx. 400
Length of Waitlist: All patients are seen within three months; infants less than three months of age are seen within two weeks
Medicaid Accepted? Yes, call 314-935-0500 for inquiries
Insurance accepted? Yes, call 314-935-0500 for inquiries

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