When your baby needs special care, the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) at Baylor Scott & White medical centers are here for you. Our dedicated NICU teams use advanced technology and expertise from multiple specialties to care for premature and seriously ill newborns around the clock.
Families are at the heart of the NICU. We support a family-centered environment with flexible visiting hours, promote bonding through skin-to-skin care and empower families to participate in their baby’s care.
NICU Care Team
A specialized multi-disciplinary team of nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatologists on the medical staff and many other skilled professionals will care for your baby in the NICU. Neonatologists have specialized training to care for premature and critically ill newborns, including those with breathing problems, birth defects or feeding issues.
Some of our NICU locations also have maternal-fetal medicine specialists on the medical staff. Neonatologists often work with maternal-fetal specialists before babies are born to coordinate care during and after high-risk pregnancies.
We offer NICU services at several locations in North and Central Texas.
Level II NICUs
Our Level II NICUs are equipped to provide some services beyond basic well-baby care for premature or sick newborns.
Level III NICUs
Our Level III NICUs provide advanced, comprehensive care for critically ill or premature babies, including multiple subspecialties and specialized equipment.
NICU Follow-Up Clinic/Level IV NICUs
Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center in Temple offers a special clinic to follow babies after they leave the NICU. Babies up to 18 months of age can receive specialized care at the clinic to address ongoing medical concerns and monitor whether they are meeting developmental milestones.