Log in to MyChart

Special Care Developmental Follow-Up Clinic

The Special Care Developmental Follow-Up Clinic, frequently also referred to as Special Care Clinic (SCC) or the Preemie Clinic, serves the many outpatient needs of our high-risk graduates — babies that were cared for in the NICU and have since been discharged — as well as patients from outside institutions on a consultation basis.

Common diagnoses of SCC patients include:

  • A birth weight of less than 1500 grams (also called Very Low Birth Weight/VLBW babies)  
  • Cranial abnormalities such as intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) or periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) 
  • Chronic lung disease (requiring home oxygen therapy) 
  • Extensive resuscitation at birth 
  • Pulmonary hypertension 
  • Apnea of prematurity discharged on home cardiorespiratory monitors 
  • At-risk for developmental delays

One-Stop Care

The SCC is staffed by board-certified neonatologists, neonatology fellows, a neonatology nutritionist, nursing staff, physical and occupational therapists, social workers and home monitor technicians.

This multi-disciplinary approach allows the MetroHealth team to deal with a broad range of medical and social issues for the patients and their families.

The SCC team works with a patient’s primary care physician and other providers and specialists, such cardiologists, ophthalmologists and others.

Make an Appointment

Patients are scheduled into the SCC at the time of their discharge from the NICU. To schedule an appointment for a patient referred by outside physicians and facilities, call 216-778-3882 to speak with Debbie Lawson, LPN.

Debbie Lawson, LPN

NICU Discharge and Clinic Coordinator

Special Care Clinic Director


Marc F. Collin, MD
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Attending Neonatologist
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University

Learn more about Dr. Marc F. Collin


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Phone: 216-778-5918
Fax: 216-778-1520

MetroHealth Medical Center
2nd Floor (Take Elevator A or B)
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44109-1998

Phone: 216-778-5946
Fax: 216-778-3252

MetroHealth Medical Center
Room 257, Old Research Building
2nd Floor (Take Elevator D)
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44109-1998
© Copyright 2002 - The MetroHealth System|2500 MetroHealth Drive|Cleveland, OH 44109|(216) 778-7800|All Rights Reserved.
  • © Copyright 2002 - The MetroHealth System
  • 2500 MetroHealth Drive|Cleveland, OH 44109|(216) 778-7800
  • All Rights Reserved.