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: To provide a comprehensive program that will provide complete medical and baseline psychological evaluations, focusing on issues specific to both adults with Down syndrome and their families. In addition, we hope to serve as a resource for healthcare providers who need medical information about adults with Down syndrome or help managing their adult patients with Down syndrome.
Ages Served: 18 and older
Hours and Days of Operation: First Monday of the month
Address: McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, OH 43210-1257
Website: http://nisonger.osu.edu/adult/adult-clinics-services/adult-downsyndrome-clinic/
General Phone Number: 614-687-6701
Clinical Director: Elizabeth Lucas, 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: 2015
Patients with Down Syndrome Seen Annually: 25
Length of Waitlist: None
Medicaid Accepted? Yes
Insurance accepted? Most major insurances


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: https://www.akronchildrens.org/departments/Down-Syndrome-Program.html
Email: cking@akronchildrens.org
Appointments: 330-543-6015
General Phone Number: 330-543-8050
Clinical Director: Diane Langkamp, MD
Services provided:
Behavioral MD
Psychologist
Nutritionist
Registered Dietician
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
Feeding Specialist
Year Established: 2006
Patients with Down Syndrome Seen Annually: 180
Length of Waitlist: Two months
Medicaid Accepted? Yes
Insurance accepted? Yes


Blick Clinic – Akron

Affiliation: Summit County ADM Board, Summit DD
Summary: Private not for profit community agency serving individuals of all ages with developmental, behavioral, physical and mental health conditions
Ages Served: All ages
Hours and Days of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Evening and weekend hours available
Address: 640 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44303
Website: http://www.blickcenter.org
Email: karin.lopper-orr@blickcenter.org
Appointments: 330-762-5425
General Phone Number: 330-762-5425
Clinical Director: Karin Lopper-Orr, LISW-S
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
Other Services Provided: Residential, Day Program, School, Psychiatry
Year Established: 1969
Patients with Down Syndrome Seen Annually: 150-200
Length of Waitlist: Depends on service
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 in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Summary: Today, more than ever, families of children with Down syndrome can expect and plan for a bright and productive future. The Jane and Richard Thomas Center offers an innovative approach to care. We aim to ensure the optimal health, developmental status, social-emotional functioning and adjustment of children with Down syndrome and their families now and in the future through:
• Structured 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
• Transition planning
The Thomas Center for Down Syndrome Services is located in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and provides ongoing support and individualized therapies to help you and your child at home, in school, and in the community.
Ages Served: Birth to adulthood
Hours and Days of Operation: Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM
Address: 3333 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, MLC 4002, OH 45229
Website: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/t/down-syndrome
Email: ThomasCenter@cchmc.org
Appointments: 513-636-4611
General Phone Number: 513-636-4611
Clinical Director: Dr. Susan Wiley, MD
Services provided:
Behavioral MD
Psychologist
Nutritionist
Registered Dietician
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
Feeding Specialist
Other Services Provided: Care coordination; Transition care for adolescents and adults to community care; Autism specialty; Board Certified Pediatrician in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Year Established: The Down syndrome clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was established 1984 under the direction of Dr. Bonnie Patterson, MD. In 2001, thanks to the generosity of the Thomas Family, we expanded services and became “The Jane and Richard Thomas Center for Down Syndrome.”
Patients with Down Syndrome Seen Annually: 400+ individual patients served annually
Length of Waitlist: Varied dependent upon appointment type
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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