Texas Down Syndrome Medical Care Centers


There are currently 3 Down syndrome medical care centers in Texas:


Baylor Transition Medicine Clinic – Houston

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Summary: The Transition Medicine Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine provides medical care and social support services to the growing population of adolescents/young adults with a chronic childhood illness or disability as they graduate from the pediatric to the adult healthcare system. The only clinic of its kind in Texas, and one of only a few in the nation, The Transition Medicine Clinic assists these patients and their caregivers with accessing adult medical care, navigating the adult healthcare system, and maintaining or identifying alternative social services that are so critical for optimal health. We also serve as a unique resource to other healthcare professionals and the surrounding community, and as advocates for this patient population regarding local, state and federal healthcare initiatives.
Ages Served: 14 and older
Hours and Days of Operation: New patients on Wednesday morning; , Tuesday, Thursday & Friday afternoon / Returning patients on Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Thursday & Friday afternoon.
Address: 6620 Main St., Suite 1225, Houston, TX 77030
Website: baylorclinic.com/services-specialties/transition-medicine/
Appointments: 713-798-2500
General Phone Number: 713-798-2500 (Social Work inquires can be directed to 713-798-0216)
Clinical Director: Angela Caughlin, LCSW and Samuel Garcia, LCSW
Services provided:
Behavioral MD
Psychologist
Nutritionist
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Family Practitioner
Apraxia Specialist
Speech and Language Pathologist
Audiologist
Social Worker/Case Management
Education/Inclusion Specialist
Nurse Practitioner
Genetic Counselor
Clinical Care Coordinator
Geneticist/Pediatrician
Year Established: 2006
Down Syndrome Patients Seen Annually: 75
Length of Waitlist: Yes; wait varies (typically a few weeks)
Medicaid Accepted? Yes (Traditional, Molina Medicaid, United Healthcare Medicaid)
Insurance accepted? Yes; most commercial insurances, Medicare & Medicaid plans


Down Syndrome Clinic at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas – Dallas

Affiliation: Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Summary: This is a consultative clinic that provides a multidisciplinary approach to the care of children with Down syndrome from birth to 18 years. It is staffed by a pediatric geneticist from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as well as specialty pediatric staff from Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Care is provided according to the Medical Preventive Checklist for children with Down syndrome that has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Ages Served: Birth to 18
Hours and Days of Operation: Thursday and Friday mornings
Address: 1935 Medical District Drive, Dallas, TX 75235
Website: www.childrens.com/specialties/down-syndrome
Email: Joanna.Spahis@childrens.com
Appointments: 214-456-2564
General Phone Number: 214-456-2357
Clinical Director: Mary Esther Carlin, 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: 1993
Down Syndrome Patients Seen Annually: 300 to 400
Length of Waitlist: Four weeks
Medicaid Accepted? Yes
Insurance accepted? Yes


Down Syndrome Clinic of Houston – Houston

Affiliation: Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine
Summary: The Down Syndrome Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital provides services that help ensure the healthy development of children with Down syndrome and helps parents nurture their child’s best qualities so they can develop their own special gifts. The clinic supplements the primary-care physician’s routine medical care with assessments and individualized treatments from a variety of experts who specialize in working with the unique needs and abilities of young patients with Down syndrome.
Ages Served: Up to 18
Hours and Days of Operation: Wednesday and Thursday mornings
Address: 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 150, Houston, Texas 77054
Website: www.texaschildrens.org/Locate/Departments-and-Services/Developmental-Pediatrics/Down-Syndrome
General Phone Number: 832-822-3478
Clinical Director: Eva Acosta, Ambulatory Services Representative II
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
Feeding Specialist
Geneticist/Pediatrician
Year Established: 2006
Down Syndrome Patients Seen Annually: 400
Length of Waitlist: Yes, average wait time for a new patient evaluation is 12 months
Medicaid Accepted? Yes
Insurance accepted? Yes

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