Behavioral Health at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is a Level IV NICU.

We care for newborns and infants with complex surgical and medical conditions, including infants requiring neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

NICU Behavioral Health Focus Areas

The role of the behavioral health clinician in the NICU includes:

  • Aiding with program development and integration of developmental supportive care practices.
  • Educating staff on developmental care in the NICU.
  • Conducting bedside exams of infants’ development
  • Providing behavioral health support consults to parents.

Our providers are dedicated to ensuring that each infant receives the most effective, up-to-date neonatal behavioral health care available.

Meet Our NICU Behavioral Health Team

Behavioral health clinicians in the NICU have a strong commitment to:

  • Continuing education.
  • Evidence-based practice.
  • Training students in the behavioral health field.