Ohio Down Syndrome Medical Care Centers


There are currently 6 Down syndrome medical care centers in Ohio:


Adult Down Syndrome Clinic – Columbus

Affiliation: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Summary: The goal of the Adult Down Syndrome Clinic of the Division of Human Genetics and Nisonger Center is to provide a comprehensive program of complete medical and baseline psychological evaluations, focusing on issues specific to adults with Down syndrome and their families. The clinic also serves as a resource for health care providers who need medical information about Down syndrome or assistance in managing their patients with Down syndrome.
Ages Served: 18 and older
Hours and Days of Operation: Second Monday of each month, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Address: Division of Human Genetics and Nisonger Center, 2001 Polaris Parkway, Suite 1000, Columbus, OH 43240
Website: nisonger.osu.edu/down-syndrome, and internalmedicine.osu.edu/genetics/patient-care/medical-genetics/adult-down-syndrome-clinic/index.cfm
Email: dawn.allain@osumc.edu
Appointments: 614-293-6694 or 888-329-1654
General Phone Number: 614-293-6694
Clinical Director: Kandamurugu Manickam, MD; and Dawn Allain, MS, CGC – Genetic Counselor and Clinic Coordinator
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: 2010
Patients with Down Syndrome Seen Annually: 30 to 40
Length of Waitlist: None
Medicaid Accepted? Yes
Insurance accepted? Yes


Akron Children’s Down Syndrome Program – Akron

Affiliation: Akron Children’s Hospital
Summary: The Down Syndrome program uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide medical care and developmental services to children and their families. Our treatment team evaluates each child and develops a comprehensive plan. Follow up visits are scheduled based on the individual needs of each child.
Ages Served: Up to 21
Hours and Days of Operation: First Thursday of month, starting at 8 a.m.; third Thursday of month, starting at noon
Address: NeuroDevelopmental Science Center, Considine Professional Building, 215 W. Bowery St., Suite 4400, Akron OH  44308
Website: akronchildrens.org/cms/down_syndrome_program/index.html
Email: cking@chmca.org
Appointments: 330-543-6015
General Phone Number: 330-543-8050
Clinical Director: Diane Langkamp, MD
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: 2006
Patients with Down Syndrome Seen Annually: 150
Length of Waitlist: Two months
Medicaid Accepted? Yes
Insurance accepted? Yes


Blick Clinic – Akron

Affiliation: Summit County DD Board/Summit County ADM Board
Summary: Blick Clinic is a private, nonprofit community agency serving people with disabilities. Blick Clinic provides outpatient, clinical, day programs, and residential services. Our clinical, support, and residential service staff work with people of all ages at the Clinic, school districts, various work sites, and in private homes.
Ages Served: All
Hours and Days of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends and evenings upon request
Address: 640 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44303
Website: http://www.blickclinic.org
Email:
Appointments: 330-762-5425, Ext. 1121
General Phone Number: 330-762-5425
Clinical Director: Karin Lopper-Orr, Executive Director
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: 1969
Patients with Down Syndrome Seen Annually: 200 to 250
Length of Waitlist: One to three months
Medicaid Accepted? Yes
Insurance accepted? Yes


Down Syndrome Clinic – Columbus

Affiliation: Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Summary: Affiliated with the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio, the Down Syndrome Clinic at Children’s Hospital is a family-centered clinic providing diagnostic and treatment services to children and adolescents with Down syndrome and their families. Services may include a comprehensive medical assessment with special attention to the unique medical problems sometimes experienced by children with Down syndrome. Referral to other specialty medical and therapeutic services and laboratory and radiologic assessments are arranged as necessary. Families will be linked with medical, educational, social and financial supports in their communities as indicated and resources identified to assist them in meeting the unique needs of their child. A close working relationship will be maintained with the child’s primary care physician.
Ages Served: Birth to 18
Hours and Days of Operation: Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Address: 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, OH 43205
Website: www.nationwidechildrens.org/down-syndrome
General Phone Number: 614-722-4050
Clinical Director: Patricia Nash, MD
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: 1999
Length of Waitlist: Two months
Medicaid Accepted? Yes
Insurance accepted? Yes


The Jane and Richard Thomas Center for Down Syndrome – Cincinnati

Affiliation: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Summary: The Jane and Richard Thomas Center offers an innovative & intensive approach to Family Centered Care. We aim to ensure the optimal health, developmental status, social-emotional functioning and adjustment of individuals with Down syndrome and their families now and in the future through:
  • Structured multidisciplinary evaluations and ongoing monitoring
  • Individualized treatment planning based on best practices and standard of care
  • Care coordination, support, and assistance throughout childhood to adulthood
  • Education and advocacy, continued partnership with community providers
  • Transition planning
  • Adult Clinic
The evaluations provide information on current levels of functioning and recommendations for new or continued intervention. Laboratory studies or collaboration/referrals to other medical specialists include ENT, Upper Airway Clinic (UAC), Pulmonology, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology (GI), and Neurology within Cincinnati Children’s Hospital can be made easily.
Ages Served: Pre-natal to adulthood
Days: During routine clinic hours. Monday-Friday
Address: MLC 4002 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Website: www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/t/down-syndrome/default/
Email: ThomasCenter@cchmc.org
Appointments: 513-636-0520 or 513-636-4611
General Phone Number: 513-636-0520
Clinical Director: Sonya Oppenheimer, MD
Services provided:
Developmental/Behavioral MD
Psychologist
Nutritionist
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Apraxia Specialist
Speech and Language Pathologist
Audiologist
Social Worker
Dual Certified Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Education Specialist
Nurse Practitioner
Genetic Counselor
Nurse Care Coordinator
Feeding Specialist
Year Established: 1984
Patients with Down Syndrome Seen Annually: 300+
Length of Waitlist: Varies according to age
Medicaid Accepted? Yes
Insurance accepted? Yes


Rainbow Child Development Center/Down Syndrome Clinic – Cleveland

Affiliation: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital/University Hospitals Cleveland
Summary: Our Down Syndrome Clinic focuses on the medical, behavioral and developmental issues which occur with increased frequency in children with Down syndrome. Our goal is to help parents enable their children to be on the best life trajectory possible.
Ages Served: Up to 18
Hours and Days of Operation: Variable (8-5, Monday-Thursday)
Address: 10524 Euclid Ave, Suite 3150, Cleveland, OH 44122
Website: www.uhhospitals.org/rainbow/services/behavioral-pediatrics-and-psychology
Email: nancy.roizen@uhhospitals.org
Appointments: 216-844-3230 Elissa Paul
General Phone Number: 216-844-7700
Clinical Director: Director Nancy Roizen, MD
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: 2007
Patients with Down Syndrome Seen Annually: 80 visits a year
Length of Waitlist: about 2 months
Medicaid Accepted? Yes
Insurance accepted? Yes

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