NYC Health + Hospitals understands that parents are especially concerned when babies are born early or born with an illness requiring extra-special care and attention. That’s why we have expert neonatal care. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Units provide the best health care for these littlest New Yorkers.
How We Care for You
Babies born early are cared for by highly qualified health care teams that specialize in caring for premature births, including board certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, NICU nurses, lactation consultants, social workers and other providers who are specially trained in caring for premature and critically ill newborns. We give the babies the warm and gentle care and support they need to grow and thrive. Special baby-care features include:
- Incubators that are like a mother’s womb, so babies mature and stay healthy
- Soft lighting and a quiet environment
- Breastfeeding training and other baby care education for mothers
- Instruction in home care for parents and other caregivers
NYC Health + Hospitals knows about baby care because we help so many mothers give birth, year in and year out. Learn more about baby care and women’s health care at NYC Health + Hospitals.
NYC Health + Hospitals provides high-quality health care to all New Yorkers, regardless of their ability to pay. We’ll also help you find health insurance if you need it. Click here to learn more about MetroPlusHealth, our affordable and comprehensive health insurance plan.
NYC Health + Hospitals provides neonatal intensive care at all of our hospitals and neighborhood health centers. We have full wellness teams in every borough with extended hours that fit your busy schedule, dedicated to serving you and your family from the very first visit. Learn more about our extended hours.