Diagnostic and Complex Care Center

For children with difficult-to-diagnose illnesses, the team at the Diagnostic and Complex Care Center coordinates consultations with subspecialties, evaluates subspecialists’ findings and facilitates communication of any recommendations to you and your child's referring physician.

Managing complex chronic medical conditions

Children with complex chronic medical conditions receive ongoing support from our physicians. Our doctors and nurses will work closely with outpatient and inpatient physicians and specialists to coordinate medical care and ease your child's transition from the Hospital to the outpatient setting. They also:

  • Provide support and consultation to primary care providers regarding your child's unique care needs
  • Support the establishment of a medical home
  • Are dedicated to improving the flow of information about your child's condition

If your child has complex medical needs, effective communication is essential to his care. After each visit, a detailed letter is generated and provided to you, your child's primary care physician and any consulting specialists. This letter serves as a concise medical summary of your child’s medical condition and current management strategies. It also includes a list of all specialists involved in your child’s care.

Our physicians are supported by a nurse coordinator who provides an easily accessible resource for you, your child and referring physicians. In addition, referrals for social work services are available through our Center.