Dayton Children’s Hospital

Referring a Patient

When you refer a patient to the Fetal to Newborn Care Center you become a member of our team.

ReferringPatient We know you care deeply about your patient and her unborn baby. While we provide expert knowledge about high-risk pregnancies and fetal diagnoses, your knowledge about your patient’s unique situation and history is crucial to building a unique plan and delivering the appropriate care to your patient. We want to work collaboratively with you.

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Referring a patient to the Fetal to Newborn Care Center is as simple as a phone call to our Maternal Fetal Medicine Ultrasound and Genetics program at 937-208-5181. Routine physician referrals can be made Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Referring physicians will be guided through the referral process. We will also provide answers to your questions to deliver the high-quality care your patient deserves and expects.

If your patient has an emergent need, please contact our high risk OB maternal transfer team at 937-208-6841. Physicians, emergency departments and intensive care units can call this number 24/7 to admit a patient or arrange for transport via CareFlight Air and Mobile Services for urgent referrals and transports.

Once your patient is referred to our center, you will be contacted to obtain the information we need about your patient’s health history and initial diagnosis. If your patient is a candidate for the Fetal to Newborn Care Center, she will be referred to our nurse navigator. Our team will work with you to determine your desired involvement in the care plan process. Our staff will also coordinate the forwarding of any important patient notes to you during treatment and as follow-up. The nurse navigator is a complementary service provided by the Fetal to Newborn Care Center.

If your patient has a pre-existing condition and sees other specialists for care, they will also be welcome to work with us during her pregnancy.  We will encourage your patient to keep any providers caring for her prior to referral to the Fetal to Newborn Care Center. We welcome you to contact our nurse navigator should you have questions.  Our nurse navigator can be contacted at 844-542-4602.

Our goal is to ensure your patient and her baby have the best possible outcome. We know it takes a communication and collaboration to manage a high-risk pregnancy. We look forward to working with you.

Do you have questions about your pregnancy and wonder if our services could be of assistance? Patients may contact our nurse navigator at 844-542-4602 to discuss your unique situation and determine if the Fetal to Newborn Care Center is right for you.