The complex care service at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health provides inpatient care for a wide range of patients. Patients include those with developmental disabilities, failure to thrive, feeding disorders and congenital anomalies, although the term “complex care” can encompass a number of health issues.

Most pediatricians who work on the complex care team are board certified in neuro-developmental disabilities or developmental and  behavioral pediatrics. This team works with many other consultants, specialists and surgeons to provide a broad approach to the child’s evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

Treating a child with complex needs and a large medical team requires excellent communication skills. Good communication leads to good patient care. Our team interacts efficiently and effectively with other team members, referring physicians, primary care providers, family members and patients in order to provide the best possible patient care.

TO REFER A PATIENT

A developmental pediatrics faculty member is available on call through the IMACS system at 800.622.4989 or for referral to the inpatient service at 317.944.4846.

Specialty consultation services are available to all departments at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health as well as to Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Indiana University Health University Hospital, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Indiana University Health North and Wishard Hospital.